From pre + ominate.
preominate (third-person singular simple present preominates, present participle preominating, simple past and past participle preominated)
- (obsolete, rare) To feel foreboding about; to prophesy.
- (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.