Ca*top"tro*man`cy (?), n. [Gr. mirror + -mancy. See Catopter.] Antiq.
A species of divination, which was perforned by letting down a mirror into water, for a sick person to look at his face in it. If his countenance appeared distorted and ghastly, it was an ill omen; if fresh and healthy, it was favorable.
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