Definitions

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  • n. divination by chance meetings with any objects that present themself, most commonly animals. The superstition associated with a black cat crossing one's path is apantomancy.

Etymologies

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Greek apantomai, to meet.

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  • Uh oh. You know what that means.

    December 3, 2008

  • While I was reading this page, an automatic sprinkler system turned on.

    December 3, 2008

  • *blushes*

    December 3, 2008

  • Oh, 'tee, you incurable apantomantic, you.

    December 3, 2008

  • I agree. I like to think one can live one's life apantomantically.

    December 3, 2008

  • Hah, I thought of that of course, but no: I think this is the most whimsical divination I can think of--to simply grab whatever objects are immediately available, and use them as symbolic metaphors or directives.

    December 3, 2008

  • Let me guess...Pants magic?

    ;-)

    December 3, 2008

  • I'm a fan of this one.

    December 3, 2008