Definition of Rhabdomancy

1. Noun. Searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod.

Exact synonyms: Dowse, Dowsing
Generic synonyms: Divination, Foretelling, Fortune Telling, Soothsaying
Derivative terms: Dowse, Dowse, Rhabdomancer



Definition of Rhabdomancy

1. n. Same as Rabdomancy.

Definition of Rhabdomancy

1. Noun. Divination with a wand or rod; dowsing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rhabdomancy

1. [n -CIES]

Medical Definition of Rhabdomancy

1. Same as Rabdomancy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhabdomancy

rhabdocoeles
rhabdocoelous
rhabdocyte
rhabdoid
rhabdoid tumour
rhabdoidal
rhabdoids
rhabdolith
rhabdoliths
rhabdology
rhabdom
rhabdomal
rhabdomancer
rhabdomancers
rhabdomancies
rhabdomancy (current term)
rhabdomantist
rhabdomantists
rhabdome
rhabdomere
rhabdomeres
rhabdomeric
rhabdomes
rhabdoms
rhabdomylolysis
rhabdomyoblast
rhabdomyolyses
rhabdomyolysis
rhabdomyolytic

Literary usage of Rhabdomancy

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1876)
"This is a very low brain-weight, below even that of Dr. Boyd's series of paupers and lunatics. rhabdomancy and Belomancy. ..."

2. Philosophy of Mysterious Agents, Human and Mundane: Or, The Dynamic Laws and by Edward Coit Rogers (1853)
"Phenomena of rhabdomancy—Ritter's and ... producing its movement without the usual instrumentality—Special observations on rhabdomancy by the author—Further ..."

3. Anthropological Studies by Anne Walbank Buckland (1891)
"... Gods—-Augury by Birds—Survival in the Wishing- bone—Miracles wrought by the Eod—Extreme Development of rhabdomancy among the Finns—Miraculous Virtues ..."

4. Anthropological Studies by Anne Walbank Buckland (1891)
"... by the Rod—Extreme Development of rhabdomancy among the Finns—Miraculous Virtues ascribed to Trees—Divination by Arrows—Used in casting Lots '—Belomancy ..."

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