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Ancient Greek machaira, a "dagger".


macharomancy ‎(uncountable)

  1. Divination by interpreting swords, daggers and knives. This was popular in Scotland where on July 31st it was performed to predict the deaths and marriages of the following year.
    • 1652 Gaule The Magastromancer xix.
      Macharomancy, by knives or swords...
    • 1973 Gibson Complete Illust. Bk Div. & Prophecy
      MACHAROMANCY: Use of swords, daggers, and knives as instruments of divination. Presumably of ancient origin.