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alectryomancy

a·lec·try·o·man·cy
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-lek-tree-uh-man-see]
    • /əˈlɛk tri əˌmæn si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-lek-tree-uh-man-see]
    • /əˈlɛk tri əˌmæn si/

Definitions of alectryomancy word

  • noun alectryomancy an ancient form of divination, using a rooster to select grains of food placed on letters of the alphabet. 1
  • noun alectryomancy A form of divination in which the diviner observes a bird or birds (preferably the white rooster or cockerel) pecking at grain that the diviner has scattered on the ground. 0

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Origin of alectryomancy

First appearance:

before 1675
One of the 48% oldest English words
1675-85; < Greek alektryṓ(n) rooster + -mancy

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Parts of speech for Alectryomancy

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

alectryomancy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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