molybdomancy

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divination by means of the behavior of molten lead, conclusions being based on the number, form, etc., of the drops.

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Note

This word comes from the Greek ‘molybdos,’ lead, plus ‘manteia,’ oracle, divination. 'Molybdomancy' is a common New Year tradition in Nordic countries as well as Germany and Austria.

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