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Divination by the observation of water.

[Middle English ydromancy, from Old French ydromancie, from Latin hydromantīa, from Greek hudromanteia : hudro-, hydro- + -manteia, -mancy.]


(Alternative Belief Systems) divination by water
ˈhydroˌmancer n
ˌhydroˈmantic adj


(ˈhaɪ drəˌmæn si)

divination by means of the motions or appearance of water.
[1585–95; earlier hydromantie, -cie (< Middle French) « Late Greek hydromanteía divination by water. See hydro-1, -mancy]
hy′dro•man`cer, n.
hy`dro•man′tic, adj.


a form of divination involving observations of water or of other liquids.
See also: Divination, Water


A form of scrying which in this case is divination by water. Pegomancy is a form of hydromancy.
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Noun1.hydromancy - divination by water (as by patterns seen in the ebb and flow of the tides)
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
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