astragalomancy


astragalomancy
a) Divination by dice made from huckle-bones. They have four flat sides and two round sides which were marked.
b) Divination by throwing astragaloi (see etymology above) onto the pages of a picture book.

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  • astragalomancy — as·trag·a·lo·man·cy …   English syllables

  • astragalomancy — Divination using dice …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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