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Meaning of "scapulimancy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCAPULIMANCY

scapulimancy  [ˈskæpjʊləˌmænsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCAPULIMANCY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scapulimancy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SCAPULIMANCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

scapulimancy

Scapulimancy

Scapulimancy is the practice of divination by use of scapulae. In the context of the oracle bones of ancient China, which chiefly utilized both scapulae and the plastrons of turtle, scapulimancy is sometimes used in a very broad sense to jointly refer to both scapulimancy and plastromancy. However, the term osteomancy might be more appropriate, referring to divination using bones. Many archaeological sites along the south coast and offlying islands of the Korean peninsula show that deer and pig scapulae were used in divination during the Korean Protohistoric Period, c. 300 BC - AD 300/400. Historically, scapulimancy has taken two major forms. In the first, "apyromantic", the scapula of an animal was simply examined after its slaughter. This form was widespread in Europe, Northern Africa and the Near East. However, the second form, "pyromantic" scapulimancy, involving the heating or burning of the bone and interpretation of the results, was practiced in East Asia and North America.

Definition of scapulimancy in the English dictionary

The definition of scapulimancy in the dictionary is divination by way of the cracks of an animal's shoulder-blade that has been heated in a fire.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCAPULIMANCY


belomancy
ˈbeləˌmænsɪ
bibliomancy
ˈbɪblɪəʊˌmænsɪ
cartomancy
ˈkɑːtəˌmænsɪ
chiromancy
ˈkaɪrəˌmænsɪ
cleromancy
ˈklerəˌmænsɪ
coscinomancy
ˈkɒsɪnəʊˌmænsɪ
dactyliomancy
dækˈtɪlɪəˌmænsɪ
geomancy
ˈdʒiːəʊˌmænsɪ
gyromancy
ˈdʒaɪrəˌmænsɪ
hieromancy
ˈhaɪərəˌmænsɪ
lampadomancy
ˈlæmpədəˌmænsɪ
lithomancy
ˈlɪθəˌmænsɪ
necromancy
ˈnɛkrəʊˌmænsɪ
oenomancy
ˈiːnəˌmænsɪ
pyromancy
ˈpaɪrəʊˌmænsɪ
rhabdomancy
ˈræbdəˌmænsɪ
scapulomancy
ˈskæpjʊləˌmænsɪ
sciomancy
ˈsaɪəˌmænsɪ
spodomancy
ˈspɒdəˌmænsɪ
zoomancy
ˈzəʊəˌmænsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCAPULIMANCY

scaphocephalic
scaphocephalism
scaphocephalous
scaphocephalus
scaphocephaly
scaphoid
scaphopod
scapigerous
scapolite
scapose
scapple
scapula
scapulae
scapular
scapulary
scapulated
scapulimantic
scapulomancy
scapulomantic
scapus

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCAPULIMANCY

adamancy
adiathermancy
aeromancy
athermancy
axinomancy
botanomancy
capnomancy
ceromancy
cheiromancy
crithomancy
crystallomancy
diathermancy
dormancy
fancy
gastromancy
hydromancy
myomancy
omphalomancy
ornithomancy
tephromancy
theomancy

Synonyms and antonyms of scapulimancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «scapulimancy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCAPULIMANCY

Find out the translation of scapulimancy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scapulimancy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scapulimancy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

scapulimancy
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

scapulimancy
570 millions of speakers

English

scapulimancy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

scapulimancy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

scapulimancy
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

scapulimancy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

scapulimancy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

scapulimancy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

scapulomancie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Scapulimancy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scapulimancy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

scapulimancy
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

scapulimancy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scapulimancy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

scapulimancy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நெருப்பில் எரிந்து பிளவுபட்ட தோள்பட்டை எலும்பை ஆய்ந்து, குறி சொல்லுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आकस्मिकता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

scapulimancy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scapulomanzia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

scapulimancy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

scapulimancy
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scapulimancy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

scapulimancy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

scapulimancy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

scapulimancy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

scapulimancy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scapulimancy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCAPULIMANCY»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCAPULIMANCY» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCAPULIMANCY»

Discover the use of scapulimancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scapulimancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sources of Shang History: The Oracle-bone Inscriptions of ...
CHAPTER I Shang Divination Procedures i . i Pyro-Scapulimancy as a Culture Trait Divining the future by the colorations, cracks, and other features of animal shoulder blades is a human custom widespread and venerable.1 Historical ...
David N. Keightley, 1978
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Naskapi: The Savage Hunters of the Labrador Peninsula
FIGURE 17 Caribou scapulimancy: (A) Burning denoting a hunter's camp and trail leading to herd of caribou on a lake. (B) Caribou scapulimancy: Omen of killing a porcupine, at A (Michikatnau). (C) Omen of finding a bear at B, when following ...
Frank G. Speck, 1977
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Cartographic Encounters: Perspectives on Native American ...
which this kind of divination was practiced. Not surprisingly, therefore, the ecological and social functions of scapulimancy have become matters for research and debate. Omar Moore has concluded that its use among the Naskapi randomized ...
G. Malcolm Lewis, 1998
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International Dictionary of Historic Places: Asia and Oceania
Possibly the most exciting discovery made at the ancient Shang capital, however, has been the so-called "dragon bones," now known to have been an integral part of the ancient divination process known as scapulimancy. The practice of ...
Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda, 1996
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Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and ...
An alternative view of divination as a ran- domizing device was postulated by Omar Moore (1957) in his assessment of the practices of scapulimancy. Scapulimancy uses an animal scapula, or shoulder blade, which is prepared and placed ...
Mariko Namba Walter, Eva Jane Neumann Fridman, 2004
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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 2, History of ...
(l) SCAPULIMANCY AND MILFOIL LOTS First, as to divination. From the highest antiquity the Chinese had the conviction that it was possible to foretell the future, at least in so far as the affairs of princes and States were concerned, ...
Joseph Needham, 1956
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Social Zooarchaeology: Humans and Animals in Prehistory
SCAPULIMANCY The earlier discussions of ritual treatment of bones show that scapulae often have special significance. This value might derive from their use in divination (scapulimancy), although the archaeological evidence for this ...
Nerissa Russell, 2011
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The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island
In China, the use of scapulimancy dates to at least 1500 BC and may be related to the origins of the Chinese writing system. Clearly, since logic tells us there is no known relationship between the patterns of cracks and future events, it is ...
Terry Hunt, Carl Lipo, 2011
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How to Read Signs and Omens in Everyday Life
Thepracticehas become known as “scapulimancy,” or the reading of the scapula. Central Asia hasalways been a centerof scapulimancy. In Turkey there werespecialists calledyagrinci who read from the scapulae ofsheep.In Mongolia the ...
Sarvananda Bluestone, Ph.D., 2001
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The Bathhouse at Midnight: An Historical Survey of Magic and ...
Seapuitmanry The practice of scapulimancy, or divination from markings on a sheep's shoulder blade ... Gerald of Wales records a twelfth-cemury Flemish community in Wales as practising scapulimancy - apparemly the earliest European ...
William Francis Ryan, 1999

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCAPULIMANCY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scapulimancy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Is a Judge of Knowledge Shipwrecked by the Laughter of the Gods?
There are also innumerable other methods people have used to gain 'knowledge'; for example, scapulimancy (predicting the future by reading cracks on heated ... «Philosophy Now, Jan 14»
2
Sorcery - The Beginners Guide
The oddest of all has to be 'scapulimancy': seeing into the future by means of the cracks in shoulder blades. Spells. Spells can be as short as a single word ... «FemaleFirst.co.uk, Aug 10»

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« EDUCALINGO. Scapulimancy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/scapulimancy>. Sep 2019 ».
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