from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Divination by use of mirrors, or other reflective surfaces. Similar to crystallomancy, dubjed, enoptromancy and scrying.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of divination, which was performed by letting down a mirror into water, for a sick person to look at his face in it. If his countenance appeared distorted and ghastly, it was an ill omen; if fresh and healthy, it was favorable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of divination among the ancients, performed by letting down a mir ror into water for a sick person to look at his face in it.
Ancient Greek (katoptron), "mirror", from (kathoran) "look upon": (kata) down + (oran) to see. (Wiktionary)