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Meaning of "ornithomancy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORNITHOMANCY

ornithomancy  [ˈɔːnɪθəʊˌmænsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORNITHOMANCY

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ornithomancy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORNITHOMANCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ornithomancy

Ornithomancy

Ornithomancy is an Ancient Greek practice of reading omens from the actions of birds, equivalent to the Augury employed by the ancient Romans. Although it was mainly the flights and songs of birds that were studied, any action could have been interpreted to either foretell the future or relate a message from the gods. These omens were considered with the utmost seriousness by Greeks and Romans alike. This form of divination became a branch of Roman national religion, which had its own priesthood and practice. One notable example occurs in the Odyssey, when thrice an eagle appears, flying to the right, with a dead dove in its talons; this augury was interpreted as the coming of Odysseus, and the death of his wife's suitors. Ornithomancy is mentioned several times in the Septuagint version of the Bible. Joseph claims that he practices it to frighten his brothers in the Septuagint Book of Genesis, but later in the Septuagint text the practice is expressly forbidden.

Definition of ornithomancy in the English dictionary

The definition of ornithomancy in the dictionary is divination from the flight and cries of birds.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORNITHOMANCY


aeromancy
ˈɛərəʊˌmænsɪ
axinomancy
ækˈsɪnəʊˌmænsɪ
bibliomancy
ˈbɪblɪəʊˌmænsɪ
botanomancy
ˈbɒtənəʊˌmænsɪ
capnomancy
ˈkæpnəʊˌmænsɪ
ceromancy
ˈsɪərəʊˌmænsɪ
coscinomancy
ˈkɒsɪnəʊˌmænsɪ
crithomancy
ˈkrɪθəʊˌmænsɪ
crystallomancy
ˈkrɪstələʊˌmænsɪ
gastromancy
ˈɡæstrəʊˌmænsɪ
geomancy
ˈdʒiːəʊˌmænsɪ
hydromancy
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌmænsɪ
myomancy
ˈmaɪəʊˌmænsɪ
necromancy
ˈnɛkrəʊˌmænsɪ
nigromancy
ˈnɪɡrəʊˌmænsɪ
omphalomancy
ˈɒmfələʊˌmænsɪ
oneiromancy
əʊˈnaɪərəʊˌmænsɪ
onychomancy
ˈɒnɪkəʊˌmænsɪ
pyromancy
ˈpaɪrəʊˌmænsɪ
tephromancy
ˈtɛfrəʊˌmænsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORNITHOMANCY

ornithodelphic
ornithodelphous
ornithogalum
ornithoid
ornithol.
ornithologic
ornithological
ornithologically
ornithologist
ornithology
ornithomantic
ornithomorph
ornithomorphic
ornithophilous
ornithophily
ornithophobia
ornithopod
ornithopter
ornithorhynchus
ornithosaur

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORNITHOMANCY

adamancy
adiathermancy
athermancy
cartomancy
cheiromancy
chiromancy
cleromancy
dactyliomancy
diathermancy
dormancy
fancy
gyromancy
hieromancy
lampadomancy
lithomancy
oenomancy
rhabdomancy
scapulimancy
spodomancy
theomancy
zoomancy

Synonyms and antonyms of ornithomancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ornithomancy» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

ornithomancy
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ornithomancy
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English

ornithomancy
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Translator English - Hindi

ornithomancy
380 millions of speakers
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ornithomancy
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ornithomancy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ornitomancia
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Translator English - Bengali

ornithomancy
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Translator English - French

ornithomancie
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Translator English - Malay

Ornithomancy
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Translator English - German

ornithomancy
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Translator English - Japanese

ornithomancy
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Translator English - Korean

ornithomancy
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Translator English - Javanese

Ornithomancy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ornithomancy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பறவைகள் கொண்டு குறி சொல்லுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Ornithomancy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ornithomancy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ornithomancy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ornithomancy
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Translator English - Ukrainian

ornithomancy
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Translator English - Romanian

ornithomancy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ornithomancy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ornithomancy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ornithomancy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ornithomancy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ornithomancy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNITHOMANCY»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNITHOMANCY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ornithomancy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORNITHOMANCY»

Discover the use of ornithomancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ornithomancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fortune-Telling Book: The Encyclopedia of Divination and ...
Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopædia; or an universal dictionary of arts and sciences of 1728 said: “Ornithomancy, among the Greeks, was the same as augury among the Romans.” The term augury has come to be applied to divination in general, ...
Raymond Buckland, 2003
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"Translation is Required": The Septuagint in Retrospect and ...
... NY oIcovlct^w olcov^EToa sv aura NETS: And by ornithomancy he practices ornithomancy with it Brayford: But also by divination he divines with it24 MT: u wnr tfru Nim NRSV: Does he not indeed use it for divination? Gen 44:15 oux oYSocte ...
Robert James Victor Hiebert, 2010
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Xenophon and His World: Papers from a Conference Held in ...
Other forms of divination, like dream interpretation, or ornithomancy, may have been more open to variation in this period, but their basic rules must also have been teachable (cf. [Hippocrates] Regimen 4.87). We can gain an insight into ...
Christopher Tuplin, Vincent Azoulay, 2004
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Llewellyn's 2011 Magical Almanac
A. Little. Bird. Told. Me: The. Art. of. Ornithomancy. by Mickie Mueller ... like they must be aware of the plans of the very gods themselves, privy to the things in the universe that we 78 A Little Bird Told Me: The of Ornithomancy by Mickie Mueller.
Llewellyn, 2010
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Aborigines of Taiwan: The Puyuma: From Headhunting to the ...
Divination We may cite oniromancy, ornithomancy and divination by bamboo splinters. Divination is not limited to a single category of person. The spheres ofintervention of these ritual practitioners are not mutually exclusive. Oniromancy  ...
Josiane Cauquelin, 2004
6
Luwian Identities: Culture, Language and Religion Between ...
This could be related to the early presence of ornithomancy in Alalah. 3. Augury in the Greek Sources Finally, we turn to the question of the relationship of Anatolian bird ora- cles to augury as it is known from Greek texts. It has long been  ...
Alice Mouton, Ian Rutherford, Ilya Yakubovich, 2013
7
English from the Roots Up: Help for Reading, Writing, ...
6) - lover of birds ornithomancy (mantis G. - diviner, prophet) - telling fortunes by observing birds TEACHING NOTES: This Greek word ORNIS gives us a whole collection of words which are great fun to learn and practice before the next visit to ...
Joegil K. Lundquist, Jeanne L. Lundquist, 2003
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Divination and Prediction in Early China and Ancient Greece
(These procedures are summarized in Appendix 5.7.) Greek procedures were closely connected to the gods. Birds and the weather came from the heavens and thence the gods. By contrast, Chinese references to ornithomancy are rare.105 ...
Lisa Raphals, 2013
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A New English Translation of the Septuagint
And by ornithomancy he practices ornithomancy with it. You have perpetrated evil in what you have done.' “ 6 And when he found them, he spoke to them according to these words. 7Then they said to him, “Why does our lord speak according ...
Albert Pietersma, Benjamin G. Wright, 2007
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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions
... a male child, and the smaller tuber when they desired a female child. See aphrodisiac, flowers. Ornithomancy: Ornithomancy is a form of divination that uses the song, appearance, and actions of birds to predict the future. Ornithomancy was.
Richard Webster, 2012

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORNITHOMANCY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ornithomancy is used in the context of the following news items.
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After Killer Bird Attack, Pope Launches Balloons
... where pagan superstition of ornithomancy (the reading of bird omens) isn't that far away, historically.” Scarpello shared his personal opinion ... «Breitbart News, Jan 15»
2
What's On: Chris Hardwick, Bullet Catch, Death from Above 1979 …
... inspired Ornithomancy, performed by “daredevil flutist” Christie Reside, and two works by the Festival's guest composer Kelly-Marie Murphy. «Vancouver Sun, Jan 15»
3
New year, new repertoire at VSO's New Music Festival
Jocelyn Morlock: Ornithomancy (2013): "Ornithomancy is the practice of divination by observing the activity and flight patterns of birds. Though ... «Vancouver Sun, Jan 15»
4
Faith calendar: June 27-July 19
Jean Wentz discusses ornithomancy, bird-watching as a divination tool, the history of birds as messengers, as in "a little birdie told me. «Green Bay Press Gazette, Jun 14»
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Composer Jocelyn Morlock joins new appointments at Vancouver …
Her recent premieres include Recent premieres include Ornithomancy - a flute concerto for Paolo Bortolussi and the Vancouver Island ... «Straight.com, Jun 14»
6
Valentine's Day: from Pagan spanking to romantic ornithology
According to the Ancient Greek and Roman practice of ornithomancy (and the Daily Telegraph), it is said that the first bird an unmarried woman ... «The Week UK, Feb 14»
7
I have annoyed Jesse Bering
It's become a kind of modern ornithomancy, where each dip and swirl and change in direction of a flight of birds is interpreted as directly ... «ScienceBlogs, Jan 11»
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Mass bird deaths cause conspiracy theorists to freak out. But …
Ornithomancy – the ancient Greek belief that prophecies could be deduced from the behaviour of birds – seems to be lodged in some deep part ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 11»
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Get your binoculars out girls! How the first bird you see on …
According to the ancient practice of ornithomancy, the first bird that an unmarried woman sees on Valentine's Day is an omen of the type of man ... «Daily Mail, Feb 10»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ornithomancy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ornithomancy>. Apr 2020 ».
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