augur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin augur, of uncertain origin; akin to augurō (interpret omens).

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Noun[edit]

augur (plural augurs)

  1. A diviner who foretells events by the behaviour of birds or other animals, or by signs derived from celestial phenomena, or unusual occurrences.
  2. (Ancient Rome) An official who interpreted omens before the start of public events.

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Verb[edit]

augur (third-person singular simple present augurs, present participle auguring, simple past and past participle augured)

  1. To foretell events; to exhibit signs of future events; to indicate a favorable or an unfavorable outcome.
    to augur well or ill

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Two possibilities are:

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

augur m or f (genitive auguris); third declension

  1. augur

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative augur augurēs
Genitive auguris augurum
Dative augurī auguribus
Accusative augurem augurēs
Ablative augure auguribus
Vocative augur augurēs

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: àugur
  • English: augur
  • French: augure
  • Ancient Greek: αὔγουρ (aúgour)
  • Italian: augure

References[edit]

  • augur in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • augur in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • augur in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • augur in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • augur in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • augur in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  1. ^ Lewis, Charlton T., Elementary Latin Dictionary, Oxford, 1890.
  2. ^ Simpson, D.P., Cassell's New Latin Dictionary, Funk & Wagnall's, 1959.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

augur

  1. Alternative form of nauger

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin augur

Noun[edit]

augur m (definite singular auguren, indefinite plural augurer, definite plural augurene)

  1. (historical) an augur, see English augur for more.
  2. (informal) a chief, bigwig

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin augur

Noun[edit]

augur m (definite singular auguren, indefinite plural augurar, definite plural augurane)

  1. (historical) an augur, see English augur for more.
  2. (informal) a chief, bigwig

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French augure, from Latin augur, augurium.

Noun[edit]

augur m (plural auguri)

  1. augur, auspex

Noun[edit]

augur n (uncountable)

  1. augury, omen

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin augur.

Noun[edit]

augur m (plural augures)

  1. augur

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