rhabdomancy

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1646. From Latin rhabdomantīa, from Ancient Greek ῥαβδομαντεία (rhabdomanteía), from ῥάβδος (rhábdos, rod) + μαντεία (manteía, divination).

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Noun[edit]

rhabdomancy (uncountable)

  1. Divination with a wand or rod; dowsing.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (divination with a wand): dowsing

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