coscinomancy

Divination by the use of a suspended sieve sometimes from tongs or shears. The movement of the sieve when a persons name or word is spoken is interpreted.

And as for Hydromancie, and Choschinomancie, they could vanish as superfluous, as were evident and ridiculous even to the ignorant.


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  • Coscinomancy — Cos*cin o*man cy (k?s s?n ? m?n s? or k?s s? n? ), n. [Gr. ko skinon sieve + mancy.] Divination by means of a suspended sieve. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coscinomancy — Occult portal Coscinomancy is a form of divination utilising a sieve and shears, used in ancient Greece, medieval and early modern Europe and 17th century New England,[1] to determine the guilty party in a crimin …   Wikipedia

  • coscinomancy — divination using a sieve and a pair of shears Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • coscinomancy — cos·ci·no·man·cy …   English syllables

  • coscinomancy — /ˈkɒsənoʊˌmænsi/ (say kosuhnow.mansee) noun an ancient form of divination performed with a sieve and a pair of shears. {Medieval Latin coscinomantia, equivalent to Greek koskinon sieve + mancy; compare Greek koskinomantis a diviner using a sieve} …   Australian English dictionary

  • coscinomancy — ˈkäsə̇nōˌmansē noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin coscinomantia, from Gk. koskinomanteia, from koskinon sieve + manteia mancy : divination by the mode of sieve and shears …   Useful english dictionary

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