portent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

portend +‎ -ent

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Noun[edit]

portent (plural portents)

  1. Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen.
  2. A portending; significance; as, a howl of dire portent.
  3. Something regarded as portentous; a marvel; prodigy.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

portent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of porter
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of porter

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

portent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of portō