Haruspication

   Gaining knowledge of the future through the inspection of animal or human entrails.
   See Divination.

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  • Haruspication — Ha*rus pi*ca tion (h[.a]*r[u^]s p[i^]*k[=a] sh[u^]n), n. See {Haruspicy}. Tylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haruspication — (h)əˌrəspəˈkāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin haruspic , haruspex + English ation 1. : haruspicy 2. : an act or instance of foretelling events : prop …   Useful english dictionary

  • haruspication — noun Date: 1871 chiefly British an act or instance of foretelling something …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • haruspication — noun divination, fortune telling, by reading the entrails of animals (a practice of Ancient Rome) …   Wiktionary

  • haruspication — divination by inspecting animal entrails Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • haruspication — ha·rus·pi·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • haruspication — Divination using entrails …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • haruspication — /hærʊspɪˈkeɪʃən/ (say haroospi kayshuhn) noun divination by haruspicy. –haruspicator, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… …   Wikipedia

  • haruspicy — haruspical /heuh rus pi keuhl/, adj. /heuh rus peuh see/, n. divination by a haruspex. Also, haruspication /heuh rus pi kay sheuhn/. [1560 70; < L haruspicium, equiv. to haruspic (s. of haruspex) + ium IUM] * * * …   Universalium

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