- A species of divination, by means of an ax or hatchet. Including:
- placing an agate stone, piece of jet, or some other precious or semi-precious stone upon the axe-head and heating the metal, the movement of the agate then being interpreted.
- interpreting their movement when balanced on a post.
- Divination by saws. Almost certainly an error, there is only one citation of its use, and those who copied it.
Latin axinomantia, from Ancient Greek ἀξινομαντεία (aksinomanteia).