Definition for BEL'O-MAN-CY

BEL'O-MAN-CY, n. [Gr. βελος, an arrow, and μαντεια, divination.]

A kind of divination practiced by the ancient Scythians, Babylonians, and other nations, and by the Arabians. A number of arrows, being marked, were put into a bag or quiver, and drawn out at random; and the marks or words on the arrow drawn, determined what was to happen. See Ezek. xxi. 21. – Encyc.

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