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Definition of the noun Alectryomancy

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  1. A form of divination in which the diviner observes a bird, several birds (or most preferably the white rooster or cockerel) pecking at grain that the diviner has scattered on the ground.


Alectryomancy is a form of divination in which the diviner observes a bird, several birds, or most preferably a white rooster or cockerel pecking at grain that the diviner has scattered on the ground. It was the responsibility of the pullularius to feed and keep the birds used. The observer may place grain in the shape of letters and thus discern a divinatory revelation by noting which letters the birds peck at, or the diviner may just interpret the pattern left by the birds' pecking in randomly scattered grain.

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Google previewWord Drops (2016)

A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities by Paul Anthony Jones

Alectryomancy is a form of divination in which a fortune is interpreted from a cockerel pecking grain off the ground. In English, cockerels say cockadoodledo. In French they say cocorico. In Icelandic they say gaggalagó. In Scots they say ...

Google previewA Witch's Craft Volume 1: Dictionary for a Witch's Grimoire

by Viktorija Briggs

Also spelled alectryomancy and alectryomancy. Divination by watching a hobbled rooster or black hen peck at grain or corn which has been spread into a circle divided into twenty six sections, one for each ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

alectryomancy A form of augury, in this case divination from the eating patterns of sacred chickens.

Google previewDictionary Of The Social Sciences (1996)

by Hugo F. Reading

alectromancy see alectryomancy. alectryomancy divination in which a cock selects grains placed on the letters of the alphabet. alectryomantlc a. atairomancy divination by means ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

ALECTRYOMANCY, [from axixo~6, and *zzo, a fight.] cock-fighting. - - * ALECTRYOMANCY, or AlecroRo MANcy. n.s. laxi-leuw, and azors. Divination by a cock. JDio. - A LED, a river in Denbighshire. A-LEE, in the sea- language, ...

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

cancel chancel handsel advancement enhancement entrancement advancer anser answer cancer chancer chiromancer dancer enhancer entrancer aeromancy _ alderrnancy alectoromancy alectryomancy aleuromancy alomancy ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Occultism (2006)

by Lewis Spence

Alectryomancy Aleuromancy ...... Alexander ab Alexandra Alexander of Tralles . , . Alexander the PapMagoniaa . Alfarabi Atfragenuis Alfragius .

Google previewThe Demon Dictionary (2013)

by Kimberly Daniels

alectryomancy ...

Google previewThe Watkins Dictionary of Magic (2012)

Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult by Nevill Drury

Alectryomancy A form of divination through observing the actions of birds, often a black hen or a gamecock. In Africa, where this form of augury is practised, the diviner sprinkles grain on the ground and allows the birds to peck at it. When the ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

onomancy, psychomancy, pyromancy, rhabdomancy, stichomancy, sycophancy, termagancy; aleuromancy, anthropo- mancy, bibliomancy, botanomancy, crystallo- mancy, oneiromancy, ornithomancy; alectoro- mancy, alectryomancy. -anda ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

comb cock; rooster (alectoromachy, alectryomancy) -ales [L. pl. suf.] ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Useless Information (2007)

by William Hartston

Among them are the following: alectryomancy: divination by means of a cock with grains of corn. ambulomancy: divination by means of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

alectryomancy.] éame as alectryomancy. alectoromo h (a-lek'to-ro-mOrf), n. A member of the A ctoromorphw. Alectoromorphsa (a-lek'to-ro-mbr'fé), n. pl. XL, < Gr. au'xrop, a cock , + ,uopdvi, form.] ...

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Alectryomancy Meaning

Video shows what alectryomancy means. A form of divination in which the diviner observes a bird, several birds (or most preferably the white rooster or cockerel) ...

Scrabble value of A1L1E1C3T1R1Y4O1M3A1N1C3Y4

The value of this 13-letter word is 25 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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