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presage

[n. pres-ij; v. pres-ij, pri-seyj]
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; 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

presageful, adjective
presagefully, adverb
presager, noun
unpresaged, adjective
unpresaging, adjective


1. foreshadowing, indication, premonition. 2. portent, sign, token.
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presage
 
n
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
 
vb
4.  (tr) to have a presentiment of
5.  (tr) to give a forewarning of; portend
6.  (intr) to make a prediction
 
[C14: from Latin praesāgium presentiment, from praesāgīre to perceive beforehand, from sāgīre to perceive acutely]
 
pre'sageful
 
adj
 
pre'sagefully
 
adv
 
pre'sager
 
n

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presage
1390 (n.) "something that portends," from L. præsagium "a foreboding," from præsagire "to perceive beforehand, forebode," from præsagus "foreboding," from præ- "before" + sagus "prophetic," related to sagire "perceive" (see sagacious). The verb
is first attested 1562, from M.Fr. présager (16c.), from présage "omen," from L. præsagium.
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