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obnounce

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verb (used without object), ob·nounced, ob·nounc·ing.
  1. (in ancient Rome) to announce an unfavorable omen.

Origin of obnounce

1735–45; < Latin obnūntiāre, equivalent to ob- ob- + nūntiāre to tell (nūnti(us) messenger + -āre infinitive suffix)
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