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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Div`i*na"tion
  1. The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events; the pretended art discovering secret or future by preternatural means."There shall not be found among you any one that . . . useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter." [Deut. xviii. 10.]
  2. An indication of what is future or secret; augury omen; conjectural presage; prediction."Birds which do give a happy divination of things to come." [Sir T. North.]

Note: ☞ Among the ancient heathen philosophers natural divination was supposed to be effected by a divine afflatus; artificial divination by certain rites, omens, or appearances, as the flight of birds, entrails of animals, etc.

Etymology: L. divinatio, fr. divinare divinatum, to foresee, foretell, fr. divinus: cf. F. divination. See Divine

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  1. The art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
  2. A prediction uttered under divine inspiration
  3. Successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck

From Old French divination, from Latin divinatio

  1. (uncountable) The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events.
  2. The apparent art of discovering secrets or the future by preternatural means.
  3. (countable) An indication of what is future or secret; augury omen; conjectural presage; prediction.

divination was also found in the following language(s): French and Middle French

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Past life for Divination born Jun 18, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 825. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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