Definition of alphitomancy in English:

alphitomancy

noun

rare
  • Divination by means of meal, flour, cakes, or bread, especially when made from barley.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Gaule (1603/4–1687), Church of England clergyman and author. From French † alphitomantie from post-classical Latin alphitomantia from Hellenistic Greek ἀλϕιτόμαντις diviner by barley-meal + post-classical Latin -ia; compare -mancy.

Pronunciation

alphitomancy

/alˈfɪtə(ʊ)mansi/