Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Divination

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Divination (noun)
div·i·na·tion [div-uh-ney-shuhn]

1. the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.
2. augury; prophecy: The divination of the high priest was fulfilled.
3. perception by intuition; instinctive foresight.

Related forms
di·vin·a·to·ry [dih- vin -uh -tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈvɪn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ , adjective

Related Words for divination
augury, prediction, prognostication, premonition, prophecy, soothsaying, palmistry, occultism, horoscopy

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English divinacioun (< Anglo-French ) < Latin divination- (stem of divinatio ), equivalent to divinat ( us ), past participle of divinare to soothsay ( divin- divine + -atus -ate ) + -ion- -ion

Examples from the Web for divination
Contemporary Examples of divination

I particularly like how such a complex reading mirrors the divination referenced in the work.

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Reading the Entrails
Blake Gopnik
July 13, 2012

Historical Examples of divination
Second sight is the term that is used for the divination of the highlanders.

The Poetical Works of William Collins
William Collins

Knight, Andrew:—On the divination of flowers, 108;theory of cross-fertilization, 115.

My Studio Neighbors
William Hamilton Gibson

Etruria furnished the people of Romulus with the science of divination .

The Superstitions of Witchcraft
Howard Williams

It could not have been a divination , therefore it must have been some obscure phenomenon of memory.

The Child of Pleasure
Gabriele D'Annunzio

Nobody ever heard of even numbers in any case of divination .

The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey, Vol. 2
Thomas de Quincey
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