Definition of Diviner

1. Noun. Someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers.

Definition of Diviner

1. n. One who professes divination; one who pretends to predict events, or to reveal occult things, by supernatural means.

Definition of Diviner

1. Noun. One who foretells the future. ¹

2. Noun. One who searches for underground objects or water using a divining rod. ¹

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Definition of Diviner

1. one that divines [n -S] - See also: divines

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diviner

divine intervention
divine interventions
divine law
divine messenger
divine polity
divine proportion
divine right
divine right of kings
divine service
diviner (current term)
diviner's sage
diving beetle

Literary usage of Diviner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Introduction to the History of Religions by Crawford Howell Toy (1913)
"Ecstasy means possession by the deity; the interpretation of the diviner's words, which, in the ecstatic condition, are the words of a spirit or a god, ..."

2. The Essential Kafir by Dudley Kidd (1904)
"John went to consult a diviner about his sister's illness. The account is given by a native as follows : " John, for example, went to inquire of a diviner ..."

3. The Religious System of the Amazulu: Izinyanga Zokubula; Or, Divination, as by Henry Callaway (1884)
"If any thing is lost, an ox for instance, they go to a diviner, ... But if they do not find it where he says, they say, the diviner is false ; he does not ..."

4. Songs and Tales from the Dark Continent: The Authoritative 1920 Classic by C. Kamba Simango, Madikane Q̂andeya Čele (1920)
"He sends for the diviner. Perhaps he suspects some man of having bewitched him; or perhaps if he himself be guilty of having killed another man by ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"hibition of prophecies: notwithstanding the supposed sanctity of diviner., predictions have been rendered penal, because they unsettle men's minds, ..."

6. Origines Islandicae: A Collection of the More Important Sagas and Other by Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Frederick York Powell (1905)
"With that they parted with enmity, and no cheer at all. [Of course Cadran is baptized.] diviner came to him in a vision, and with downcast countenance and ..."

7. The Sacred and Profane History of the World Connected: From the Creation of by Samuel Shuckford (1808)
"... strictly speaking, a priest, but a diviner from the entrails of victim*. Thus Achilles in Homer,e when (he pestilence raged in the Grecian camp, ..."

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