omphalomancy


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omphalomancy

(ˈɒmfələʊˌmænsɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a means of divination through the use of the navel

omphalomancy

a form of divination in which the number of knots in a new-born’s umbilical cord are counted to foretell the number of children the mother will have later.
See also: Divination
a form of divination in which the number of knots in a newborn’s umbilical cord are counted to foretell the number of children the mother will have later.
See also: Birth
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If you have an "outy" - protruding - omphalomancy tells us you're optimistic and enthusiastic.