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Divination by means of a wand or rod, especially for discovering underground water or ores.
[Late Greek rhabdomanteia : Greek rhabdos, rod; see wer- in Indo-European roots + Greek -manteia, -mancy.]
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(Alternative Belief Systems) divination for water or mineral ore by means of a rod or wand; dowsing; divining
[C17: via Late Latin from Late Greek rhabdomanteia, from rhabdos a rod + manteia divination]
ˈrhabdoˌmantist, ˈrhabdoˌmancer n
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rhab•do•man•cy(ˈræb dəˌmæn si)
divination by means of a rod or wand, esp. in discovering ores, springs of water, etc.
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a form of divination involving a rod or wand, especially to locate objects or materials beneath the ground, as water or precious metals; dowsing.See also: Divination
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