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portent (n.)

"that which portends, an omen," generally a bad one, 1560s, from French portente, from Latin portentum "a sign, token, omen; monster, monstrosity," noun use of neuter of portentus, past participle of portendere (see portend).

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Definitions of portent from WordNet

portent (n.)
a sign of something about to happen;
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