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presage

[n. pres-ij; v. pres-ij, pri-seyj] /n. ˈprɛs ɪdʒ; v. ˈprɛs ɪdʒ, prɪˈseɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a presentiment or foreboding.
2.
something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning indication.
3.
prophetic significance; augury.
4.
foresight; prescience.
5.
Archaic. a forecast or prediction.
verb (used with object), presaged, presaging.
6.
to have a presentiment of.
7.
to portend, foreshow, or foreshadow:
The incidents may presage war.
8.
to forecast; predict.
verb (used without object), presaged, presaging.
9.
to make a prediction.
10.
Archaic. to have a presentiment.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (noun) < Middle French presage < Latin praesāgium presentiment, forewarning, equivalent to praesāg(us) having a foreboding (prae- pre- + sāgus prophetic; cf. sagacious) + -ium -ium
Related forms
presageful, adjective
presagefully, adverb
presager, noun
unpresaged, adjective
unpresaging, adjective
Synonyms
1. foreshadowing, indication, premonition. 2. portent, sign, token.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-sage

presage

noun (ˈprɛsɪdʒ)
1.
an intimation or warning of something about to happen; portent; omen
2.
a sense of what is about to happen; foreboding
3.
(archaic) a forecast or prediction
verb (ˈprɛsɪdʒ; prɪˈseɪdʒ)
4.
(transitive) to have a presentiment of
5.
(transitive) to give a forewarning of; portend
6.
(intransitive) to make a prediction
Derived Forms
presageful, adjective
presagefully, adverb
presager, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin praesāgium presentiment, from praesāgīre to perceive beforehand, from sāgīre to perceive acutely
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Word Origin and History for pre-sage

presage

n.

late 14c., "something that portends," from Latin praesagium "a foreboding," from praesagire "to perceive beforehand, forebode," from praesagus (adj.) "perceiving beforehand, prophetic," from prae "before" (see pre-) + sagus "prophetic," related to sagire "perceive" (see sagacious).

v.

1560s, from Middle French présager (16c.), from présage "omen," from Latin praesagium (see presage (n.)). Related: Presaged; presaging.

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