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Augury

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Auguryn. [L. aucurium.].
  •  The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage.  [1913 Webster]
    "From their flight strange auguries she drew."  [1913 Webster]
    "He resigned himself . . . with a docility that gave little augury of his future greatness."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Augury, n. (pl. -ies)
1 an omen; a portent.
2 the work of an augur; the interpretation of omens.

Etymology
ME f. OF augurie or L augurium f. AUGUR

THESAURUS

Augury

adumbration, anticipation, astrology, auspice, betokening, betokenment, boding, clairvoyance, crystal ball, crystal gazing, divination, divining, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretoken, foretokening, fortunetelling, haruspication, haruspicy, horoscopy, indicant, indication, mantic, mantology, omen, palm-reading, palmistry, portent, prefiguration, preindication, premonition, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign, premonitory symptom, presage, presentiment, presignifying, prognostic, prognostication, promise, pythonism, shadow, sign, soothsay, sorcery, token, tokening, type

ROGET THESAURUS

Augury

Prediction

N prediction, announcement, program, programme, premonition, prognosis, prophecy, vaticination, mantology, prognostication, premonstration, augury, auguration, ariolation, hariolation, foreboding, aboding, bodement, abodement, omniation, omniousness, auspices, forecast, omen, horoscope, nativity, sooth, soothsaying, fortune telling, crystal gazing, divination, necromancy, astrology, horoscopy, judicial astrology, adytum prefiguration, prefigurement, prototype, type, oracle, predicting, predictive, prophetic, fatidic, fatidical, vaticinal, oracular, fatiloquent, haruspical, Sibylline, weatherwise, ominous, portentous, augurous, augurial, augural, auspicial, auspicious, prescious, monitory, extispicious, premonitory, significant of, pregnant with, bit with the fate of, coming events cast their shadows before, dicamus bona verba, there buds the promise of celestial worth, by oracles, Theomancy, by the Bible, Bibliomancy, by ghosts, Psychomancy, by crystal gazing, Crystallomancy, by shadows or manes, Sciomancy, by appearances in the air, Aeromancy, Chaomancy, by the stars at birth, Genethliacs, by meteors, Meteoromancy, by winds, Austromancy, by sacrificial appearances, Aruspicy, Haruspicy, Hieromancy, Hieroscopy, by the entrails of animals sacrificed, Extispicy, Hieromancy, by the entrails of a human sacrifice, Anthropomancy, by the entrails of fishes, Ichthyomancy, by sacrificial fire, Pyromancy, by red-hot iron, Sideromancy, by smoke from the altar, Capnomancy, by mice, Myomancy, by birds, Orniscopy, Ornithomancy, by a cock picking up grains, Alectryomancy, Alectromancy, by fishes, Ophiomancy, by herbs, Botanomancy, by water, Hydromancy, by fountains, Pegomancy, by a wand, Rhabdomancy, by dough of cakes, Crithomancy, by meal, Aleuromancy, Alphitomancy, by salt, Halomancy, by dice, Cleromancy, by arrows, Belomancy, by a balanced hatchet, Axinomancy, by a balanced sieve, Coscinomancy, by a suspended ring, Dactyliomancy, by dots made at random on paper, Geomancy, by precious stones, Lithomancy, by pebbles, Pessomancy, by pebbles drawn from a heap, Psephomancy, by mirrors, Catoptromancy, by writings in ashes, Tephramancy, by dreams, Oneiromancy, by the hand, Palmistry, Chiromancy, by nails reflecting the sun's rays, Onychomancy, by finger rings, Dactylomancy, by numbers, Arithmancy, by drawing lots, Sortilege, by passages in books, Stichomancy, by the letters forming the name of the person, Onomancy, Nomancy, by the features, Anthroposcopy, by the mode of laughing, Geloscopy, by ventriloquism, Gastromancy, by walking in a circle, Gyromancy, by dropping melted wax into water, Ceromancy, by currents, Bletonism, by the color and peculiarities of wine, Oenomancy.

Omen

N omen, portent, presage, prognostic, augury, auspice, sign, harbinger, yule candle, bird of ill omen, signs of the times, gathering clouds, warning, prefigurement, ill-boding, auspicium melioris aevi.


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