- præmonition (archaic)
Mid 15th century, from Anglo-Norman premunition, from Ecclesiastical Latin praemonitiōnem (“a forewarning”), form of praemonitiō, from Latin praemonitus, past participle of praemoneō, from prae (“before”) (English pre-) + moneō (“to warn”) (from which English monitor).
Compare Germanic forewarning.
premonition (plural premonitions)
- A clairvoyant or clairaudient experience, such as a dream, which resonates with some event in the future.
- Synonym: vision
- A strong intuition that something is about to happen (usually something negative, but not exclusively).