abodement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From abode +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abodement ‎(plural abodements)

  1. (obsolete) A foreboding; an omen. [Attested from the late 16th century to the mid 17th century.][1]
    • Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III, IV-vii
      Abodements must not now affright us.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 6