from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. studying the flight of arrows, an act of divination used by the Greeks and Arabs. It is strongly forbidden in the Koran.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of divination anciently practiced by means of marked arrows drawn at random from a bag or quiver, the marks on the arrows drawn being supposed to foreshow the future.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of divination by means of arrows, practised by the Scythians, Babylonians, Arabians, and other ancient peoples.


From Ancient Greek βέλος (belos, "an arrow, dart") +‎ -mancy. (Wiktionary)



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