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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 previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ALECTRYOMANCY, or Alectorom an- cr. n.s. [uXwjfBu, and |ua*ri,-.] Divination by a cock. Via. ALED, a river in Denbighshire. A-LEE, in the sea-language, a term only used when the wind, crossing or flanking the line of a ship's course, presses ...

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 previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2013)

Over 10,000ÊCommon and Confusing Words Explained by Diagram Group

Airlayering Ajiva Al dente Al fresco Alabaster Albatross Albatrossaround one's neck Albedo Albigenses Albinism Alchemy Aldosterone Aldosteronism Aleatory music Alectryomancy Aleuromancy Alexandertechnique Alexandrine Alfalfa Algae ...

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.] ...

Google previewThe Aldrich Dictionary of Phobias and Other Word Families (2002)

by Chris Aldrich

alectryomancy a cock picking up corn placed on letters or symbols arranged in a circle around it; also alectoromancy aleuromancy (1)names or words concealed in flour and selected at random (2)fortune cookies; the messages in ...

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 previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (2007)

by John Oswald

Alectryomancy. Alectho'n; manna. Alexander, Alexandrine. Alzreo ; aner. Alexiphnrmic. Alnea; phammcon. Alexileric, Aleateo; (deleterim, poison.) Algebra. Algebra. Algid. Algea. Algific. Algeo ; facio. Alias. Alius. Alibi. Alina ; ibiAlillle. Alo. Alien ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1851)

Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers ; in Two Volumes

ALECTRYoMANCY (Myth.), from the Gr. alektor a cock, ...

Google previewThe Demon Dictionary (2013)

by Kimberly Daniels

alectryomancy ...

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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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