lampadomancy

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λαμπάς (lampás, torch), +‎ -mancy.

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lampadomancy (uncountable)

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  1. divination by the interpretation of the flame of a lamp. A type of pyromancy.
    • 1652, The Magastromancer xix, Gaule
      Lampadomancy, by candles and lamps []
    • 1931, Picture Museum of Sorcery viii, Lock tr. de Givry
      A divination based on the observation of the movements of the flame of a lamp was called lampadomancy.

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