Etymology
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augury (n.)

late 14c., "divination from the flight of birds," from Old French augure, augurie "divination, soothsaying, sorcery, enchantment," or directly from Latin augurium "divination, the observation and interpretation of omens" (see augur (n.)). The sense of "omen, portent, indication, that which forebodes" is from 1610s. Often in plural, auguries.

updated on September 30, 2022

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