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ˈpaɪ rəˌmæn sipy·ro·man·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyromancynoun

    divination by fire or flames


  1. pyromancynoun

    Divination by fire; the use of fire to supernaturally gain information.

  2. pyromancynoun

    The magical power of conjuring or controlling fire.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pyromancynoun

    Divination by fire.

    Etymology: πυϱομαντία.

    Divination was invented by the Persians, and is seldom or never taken in a good sense: there are four kinds of divination, hydromancy, pyromancy, aeromancy, geomancy. John Ayliffe.


  1. Pyromancy

    Pyromancy (Ancient Greek ἐμπυρία, divination by fire) is the art of divination by means of fire or flames.The word pyromancy is adapted from the Greek word pyromanteia, from pyr (πῦρ, fire) and manteia (μαντεία, divination by means of). It's first known use was in the 14th century, and it evolved into the Late Latin word piromantia and Old French word piromance.


  1. pyromancy

    Pyromancy is a form of divination or fortune-telling that involves observing and interpreting signs and symbols from fire, flames or burning substances. This ancient practice was often used to predict future events or seek spiritual knowledge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyromancynoun

    divination by means of fire

  2. Etymology: [Gr. ; fire + divination: cf. F. pyromancie.]


  1. Pyromancy

    Pyromancy is the art of divination by means of fire.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pyromancy

    pī′rō-man-si, n. divination by fire.—adj. Pyroman′tic. [Gr. pyr, pyros, fire, manteia, divination.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyromancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyromancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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