Friday, December 14, 2012


Meaning: divination by pig entrail.

Usefulness: 2 (May depend on your interest in nose-to-tail eating. I've eaten some pig innards, deep fried - it seems I missed a chance to find a sign from the gods. Could also be used of pork belly, I suppose.)

Logofascination: 1 (This word is not even in wiktionary, but it is used - with variant spelling - by Rabelais, Sir Thomas and Frame. The etymology was hard to trace - it's from a Greek word for pig, or possibly hog, but most of our pig-words are old English, with a bit of Latin, so the Greek influence is minimal. )

In the wild: Nope; one of the less popular -mancys. I'm not sure why, when it comes with bacon. The choer- turns up in the warthog's official classification, though.

Degrees: 1

Connections: n/a

Which is used in: the -mancy chapter, with Panurge, Herr Trippa, future wife discussion, etc - Book the Third, XXV.
By choiromancy; let us have a great many hogs, and thou shalt have the bladder of one of them.

No comments:

Post a Comment