pyromancy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

pyro- +‎ -mancy

Noun[edit]

pyromancy (uncountable)

  1. Divination by fire; the use of fire to supernaturally gain information.
  2. The magical power of conjuring or controlling fire.

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Hyponyms[edit]

  • alomancy, divination by salt, one type of which involves casting salt into a fire
  • botanomancy, divination by burning plants
  • capnomancy, divination by smoke; light, thin smoke that rose straight up was a good omen; otherwise, a bad one.
  • causinomancy, divination by burning (non-specific as to the object burned)
  • daphnomancy (also, empyromancy), divination by burning laurel leaves
  • osteomancy, divination using bones, one type of which involves heating to produce cracks
  • plastromancy, divination using turtle plastrons; in China, this was done by heating pits carved into them.
  • scapulimancy, divination by scapulae; in Asia and North America, this was done pyromantically.
  • sideromancy, divination by burning straw.