Definitions

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  • n. divination by randomly selecting lines or passages from books

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Divination by lines, or passages of books, taken at hazard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divination by lines or passages in books taken at hazard; bibliomancy.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek στίχος (stikhos, "line, row, verse") and Ancient Greek μαντεία (manteia, "divination"); see -mancy.

Examples

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  • Did Ernest mislead by design?

    The preacher, not bright but benign,

    Assembles his homily

    By means of stichomancy

    Because he was told it's divine.


    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    December 11, 2016

  • See bibliomancy

    November 16, 2007