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.)). Sense of "omen, portent, indication, that which forebodes" is from 1610s. Often in plural, auguries.

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Definitions of augury

augury (n.)
an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come;
he hoped it was an augury
Synonyms: sign / foretoken / preindication
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