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]
    • 1591, Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III, IV-vii:
      Abodements must not now affright us.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “abodement” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 6.