One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Divination by observing the behaviour of molten lead.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick Elworthy (1830–1907), philologist and antiquary. From ancient Greek μολυβδο- molybdo- + -mancy, probably after Greek μολυβδομαντεία or French molybdomancie.
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