lecanomancy


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lecanomancy

a form of divination involving the examination of water in a basin.
See also: Divination, Water
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16) The references to hepatoscopy, lecanomancy, and prophecy merely highlight in broad terms the positive or reliable nature of the oracles generated through these methods.
Such patterns are also characteristically found in impetrated omens, such as lecanomancy (oil divination): "if (the oil) becomes dark to the right/left," or "if it dissolves to the right/left"; or libanomancy: "if the smoke, when you scatter it, rises to its right, but does not rise to its left," or "if the smoke, when you scatter it, rises to its left but does not rise to its right.