Astrition

Published: 2nd August 2020

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2020). Astrition. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/entry/astrition. Last accessed: [date].

əˈstrɪʃ(ə)n

noun

the practice of foretelling an astronomical event, or foretelling the appearance of a specific astronomical object without the means of science or technology, instead citing one’s connection to or oneness with the astronomical world, a practice common amongst tribespeople, both prehistorically and in contemporary isolated tribes.

DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES

Astritional | ˈɑːmnidɒksɪk(ə)l | adjective
Astriter | ˈɑːmnidɒksɪk(ə)lɪti | noun
Astritive | ˈɑːmnidɒksɪkli | adverb

ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY

Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix astri-, denoting the stars or the astronomical world as a whole, combined with the suffix -tion denoting an action; meaning ‘actioning on the stars.’

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