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English translation: extispicy

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21:11 Sep 9, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: extipacy
i believe it is an english term. or at least i once saw it in english. i just can't recall the spelling, or even the exact pronunciation. it means, i believe, "divination through examining animal livers or innards."
rex swihart
English translation:extispicy
Explanation:
extispicy - the reading of an omen by examining the entrails of animals; http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/glossary/glossarye.html
AltaVista (any language:
71 pages found; word count: extispicium: 19; extispicy: 102
Ignored: estispex:0; estispexy:0 extipacy: 0
http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/e/extispicy_or_ex...

Etymology:
extispicium: an inspection of entrails (Suetonios)
estispex: a soothsayer who predicts fro the entrails of victims (Cicero.)
(Cassel’s Latin Dictionary, ISBN0-02-522580-4)

Some related English terms:
haruspicy: the art of divining the future by observing the entrails of sacrificed animals, namely the liver. The haruspex was a priest highly thought of by this people;
http://www.isa.it/tuscia/english/history/etrus6.htm

Haruspicy: from entrails of animals
Hepatoscopy: from liver of animal
http://www.eclecticspirit.com/divination.html

Antinopomancy, by the entrails of human beings. Theriomancy, by beasts. Ornithomancy, by birds. Icthyomancy, by fishes. Botanomancy, by herbs. Lithomancy, by stones. Kleromancy, by lots. Oneiromancy, by dreams. (etc. etc. etc. – excerpt from a very long list)
http://litrix.com/madraven/madne058.htm
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Tom Funke
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very good, sir. just curious: what impells you to answer? what do you get out of it? kudoZ? and what do you do for your day job? thanks again, r l swihart/
r-a-swihart@excite.com
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Explanation:
extispicy - the reading of an omen by examining the entrails of animals; http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/glossary/glossarye.html
AltaVista (any language:
71 pages found; word count: extispicium: 19; extispicy: 102
Ignored: estispex:0; estispexy:0 extipacy: 0
http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/e/extispicy_or_ex...

Etymology:
extispicium: an inspection of entrails (Suetonios)
estispex: a soothsayer who predicts fro the entrails of victims (Cicero.)
(Cassel’s Latin Dictionary, ISBN0-02-522580-4)

Some related English terms:
haruspicy: the art of divining the future by observing the entrails of sacrificed animals, namely the liver. The haruspex was a priest highly thought of by this people;
http://www.isa.it/tuscia/english/history/etrus6.htm

Haruspicy: from entrails of animals
Hepatoscopy: from liver of animal
http://www.eclecticspirit.com/divination.html

Antinopomancy, by the entrails of human beings. Theriomancy, by beasts. Ornithomancy, by birds. Icthyomancy, by fishes. Botanomancy, by herbs. Lithomancy, by stones. Kleromancy, by lots. Oneiromancy, by dreams. (etc. etc. etc. – excerpt from a very long list)
http://litrix.com/madraven/madne058.htm



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Tom Funke
Local time: 00:39
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
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very good, sir. just curious: what impells you to answer? what do you get out of it? kudoZ? and what do you do for your day job? thanks again, r l swihart/
r-a-swihart@excite.com
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Explanation:
I enjoy language-related challenges and like to test the limits of my resources. I saw the way into this one through some access to Latin. Helping other tanslators and getting KudoZ points are additional motivators. Though admittedly some subjects are more engaging than others. This one is actually quite amusing, when you look into the various beliefs -- as outlined in some of the cited Web sites. Makes you wonder how far WE are off in OUR prognostications.:)

Tom Funke
Local time: 00:39
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
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