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Portentn. [L. portentum. See Portend.].
     That which portends, or foretoken; esp., that which portends evil; a sign of coming calamity; an omen; a sign.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "My loss by dire portents the god foretold."  [1913 Webster]


Portent, n.
1 an omen, a significant sign of something to come.
2 a prodigy; a marvellous thing.

L portentum (as PORTEND)



adumbration, advance notice, augury, auspice, balefulness, banefulness, betokening, betokenment, bodefulness, boding, direness, doomfulness, fatality, fatefulness, foreboding, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretoken, foretokening, forewarning, indicant, indication, marvel, meaning, miracle, omen, ominousness, phenomenon, plenty of notice, portentousness, precautioning, prefiguration, preindication, premonition, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign, premonitory symptom, prenotice, prenotification, presage, presagefulness, presentiment, presignifying, prewarning, prodigy, prognostic, prognostication, promise, sensation, shadow, sign, significance, sinisterness, soothsay, stunner, suggestiveness, token, tokening, type




N prodigy, phenomenon, wonder, wonderment, marvel, miracle, monster, curiosity, lion, sight, spectacle, jeu de theatre, coup de theatre, gazingstock, sign, St. Elmo's fire, St. Elmo's light, portent, bursting of a shell, bursting of a bomb, volcanic eruption, peal of thunder, thunder-clap, thunder-bolt, what no words can paint, wonders of the world, annus mirabilis, dignus vindice nodus, natura il fece e poi roppe la stampa.


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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