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omen

Roget category 512

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.6. Extension of thought
›› 4.6.2. To the future

#512. Omen

noun

omen, portent, presage, prognostic, augury, auspicesign etc. (indication) 550harbinger etc. (precursor) 64yule candle.
bird of ill omensigns of the timesgathering cloudswarning etc. 668.
prefigurement etc. 511.

adjective

ill-boding.

phrase

auspicium melioris aevi [Lat.].



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