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Alectryomancy.See also alectryomancy
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Gaule (1603/4–1687), Church of England clergyman and author. Partly (i) from post-classical Latin alectromantia from ancient Greek ἀλέκτωρ cock + post-classical Latin -mantia;.
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