Definition of alphitomancy in English:

alphitomancy

Pronunciation /alˈfɪtə(ʊ)mansi/

noun

rare
  • Divination by means of meal, flour, cakes, or bread, especially when made from barley.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Gaule (1603/4–1687), Church of England clergyman and author. From French †alphitomantie from post-classical Latin alphitomantia from Hellenistic Greek ἀλϕιτόμαντις diviner by barley-meal (from ancient Greek ἄλϕιτον barley-meal (usually in plural, ἄλϕιτα; of uncertain origin) + μάντις prophet, diviner) + post-classical Latin -ia; compare -mancy.