preominate

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Etymology[edit]

From pre +‎ ominate.

Verb[edit]

preominate (third-person singular simple present preominates, present participle preominating, simple past and past participle preominated)

  1. (obsolete, rare) To feel foreboding about; to prophesy.
  2. (obsolete, rare) To be a portent or omen of.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, V.23:
      Because many ravens were seen when Alexander entered Babylon, they were thought to preominate his death; and because an owl appeared before the battle, it presaged the ruin of Crassus.

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