ariolation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (the stem of) Latin ariolari, hariolari, from hariolus (soothsayer) +‎ -ation.

NounEdit

ariolation (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Soothsaying; prophecy.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.3:
      Thus the Priests of Elder time, have put upon them many incredible conceits, [...] deluding their apprehensions with Ariolation, South saying, and such oblick Idolatries [...].
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