Lecanomancy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lecanomancy Divination practiced with water in a basin, by throwing three stones into it, and invoking the demon whose aid was sought.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lecanomancy Divination by throwing three stones into water in a basin and invoking the aid of a demon.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. leka`nh bowl or basin + -mancy,

Usage

In literature:

Lecanomancy, by basins of water.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
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