soothsaying

[ sooth-sey-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF soothsaying
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As already indicated, the Irulas, like the Yerukalas, indulge in soothsaying.

Among these, the practice of soothsaying by bones is remarkable.

This was separation from the ritual and from the implements of soothsaying.

So then she had known—she had spoken the truth in her soothsaying that day so long ago!

Birds, in soothsaying; wisdom shown by; tree which is a natural snare for.

Every charlatan who pretended to some new secret of soothsaying was welcomed by him.

The soothsaying Glaucus was a prophet, and gave oracles at Delos.

A large part of the duties of the priests, we remember, was to determine lucky and unlucky days, and in soothsaying.

The Malabars are much given to soothsaying, and have lucky and unlucky days.

One Velaeda by her soothsaying ruled the tribe of Bructeri completely and was regarded as a goddess, as were many others.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, back-formation from soothsayer. As a noun from 1540s.

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