haruspex

Definitions:

  • A priest in ancient Rome who practiced divination by the inspection of the entrails of animals.
  • One of a class of minor priests or soothsayers in ancient Rome, of Etrurian origin, whose function it was to inspect the entrails of victims killed in sacrifice, and by them, as well as by certain natural phenomena, to interpret the will of the gods.
  • A <xref>soothsayer</xref> or <xref>priest</xref> in <xref>Ancient Rome</xref> (originally <xref>Etruscan</xref>) who practiced <xref>divination</xref> by inspecting <xref>entrails</xref>.
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