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Divination by the examination of all kinds of objects that happen to present themselves; omens drawn from chance meetings with a rabbit, an eagle, etc.

The theory was that nothing happened by chance, including a bluebird that represented happiness and a black cat might bring bad luck (in some areas of the world, a black cat represents “good fortune”).

In ancient times such events were frequently interpreted by oracles, and their importance persisted through the Middle Ages, even up to modern times. From them have stemmed countless superstitions that many people still believe may bring them good or bad luck, though the interpretations may vary in different localities.

Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary by June Bletzer,
The Donning Company/Publishers;
Norfolk, Virgina; 1986
This entry is located in the following units: -mancy, -mancer, -mantic, -mantical (page 2) pan-, panto-, pant- (page 1)