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Today's word is:

geomancy

|ˈjēəˌmansē|

noun

  • The art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously.
  • Divination from configurations seen in a handful of earth thrown on the ground, or by interpreting lines or textures on the ground.
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ORIGIN: 14th Cent.: from Middle English geomancie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin geomantia, from Late Greek geōmanteia, from Greek geō- + -manteia -mancy

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