rhabdomancy

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rhab·do·man·cy

 (răb′də-măn′sē)
n.
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.]

rhab′do·man′cer n.

rhabdomancy

(ˈræbdəˌmænsɪ)
n
(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

rhab•do•man•cy

(ˈræb dəˌmæn si)

n.
divination by means of a rod or wand, esp. in discovering ores, springs of water, etc.
[1640–50; < Late Greek rhabdomanteía; see rhabdo-, -mancy]
rhab′do•man`cer, n.

rhabdomancy

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhabdomancy - searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means