Definition of sideromancy in English:

sideromancy

noun

  • Divination by the examination of straws burning on a hot iron surface.

noun

rare
  • Divination by means of the stars.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Trenchard (d. 1723), landowner and publicist. From sidero- + -mancy, after French sidéromancie or post-classical Latin sideromantia<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Saturday Review. From sidero- + -mancy.

Pronunciation

sideromancy

/ˈsɪd(ə)rə(ʊ)ˌmansi/