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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Divination by casting lots (sortilege).
  • n. Divination by throwing dice or any such marked objects, like beans, pebbles, or bone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A divination by throwing dice or casting lots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divination by throwing dice or lots, and interpreting according to certain rules the points or marks turned up.


Ancient Greek kleros, "a lot". (Wiktionary)



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