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rhabdomancy Syllabification: rhab·do·man·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈrabdəˌmansē/

Definition of rhabdomancy in English:

noun

formal
Dowsing with a rod or stick.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Greek rhabdomanteia, from rhabdos 'rod'.

Derivatives

rhabdomancer

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Pronunciation: /ˈrabdəˌmansər/
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