May 30th, 2009

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May 30, 2009 - lecanomancy

lecanomancy, n.
(leh-CAN-oh-man-see)

Definitions:
1) Divination practiced with water in a basin, by throwing three stones into it, and invoking the demon whose aid was sought.
2) Divination by water in a basin, performed by various means as by dropping gems in the water, or by staring into the water's surface in order to see prophetic images.

Etymology:
Derived from New Latin lecanomantia, leconomantia (Agrippa), from Late Latin lecanomantia, from the ancient Greek lekanomanteia, from lekane a dish, a pan.

References:
See entry in The Mantalogue.

(I'm sorry I've been absent for a couple of weeks. no excuse besides work and business. back now though, for good I hope.)