aleuromancy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From aleuro- ‎(wheat flour) +‎ -mancy ‎(divination)

Noun[edit]

aleuromancy ‎(uncountable)

  1. divination using flour or flour-related products such as dough or cakes and fortune cookies

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References[edit]

  • "By Alentomancy, mixing the Flower of Wheat with Oatmeal." -- Gargantua & Pantagruel iii. xxv, Urquhart tr. Rabelais, 1660
  • "Messages, enclosed in balls of dough, become prophetic of the future. This method, known as aleuromancy, is still in use among the Chinese." -- Treasury of Witchcraft xii, H.E. Wedeck, 1961