psepho-, pseph- +

(Greek > Latin: pebble/pebbles, stone/stones; election; vote)

To cast one's vote with a pebble, to count, reckon; from small stone, pebble [used in counting or voting]. Pebbles were used in ancient Greece for casting votes, and so psephos came to metaphorically mean, "vote".

isopsephic, isopsephism
Of equal numerical value; said of words in which the numerical values of the letters (according to the ancient Greek notation) made up the same amount; from iso-, equal + psephos, pebble, counter.
psephism
A decree enacted by a vote of a public assembly, especially of the Athenians.
psephite, psephitic
A conglomerate composed of pebbles or small rounded stones.
psephocracy
The form of government that results from an election by ballot; representative government.
psephocrat
An elected ruler, or an adherent or supporter of government by election.
psephograph
A machine for the automatic recording of votes.
psephological, psephologically
Referring to, characterized by, or descriptive of the study of voting or elections.
psephologist
A political scientist who specializes in the study of elections; an electoral analyst or commentator.
psephology
1. The study of voting patterns.
2. The study of public elections, and statistical analysis of trends in voting; loosely, the prediction of electoral results.
psephomancy
1. Divination by pebble-stones, distinguished by certain characters, and put as lots into a vessel; which, having made certain supplications to the gods to direct them, they drew them out; and according to the characters, conjectured what should happen to them.
2. Prophecy with pebbles (heaped in a pile).
Psephomancy or divination with stones or rocks.
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psephomantist
Someone who uses stones or pebbles to divine or foretell the future.