noun, plural ha·rus·pi·ces [huh-ruhs-puh-seez] /həˈrʌs pəˌsiz/.
Origin of haruspex
Examples from the Web for haruspex
During this speech the haruspex had frequently shrugged his shoulders.
"He is indispensable to us at this time," said the haruspex.
No Etruscan haruspex or Roman augur could wish for clearer omens: it reads like a page of Livy.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III|Henry Charles Lea
"So long as you are our leader, certainly," cried the haruspex.
Manlius assisted in bringing the animals selected for victims to the haruspex.A Christian But a Roman|Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for haruspex
noun plural haruspices (həˈrʌspɪˌsiːz)
Word Origin for haruspex
Word Origin and History for haruspex
1580s, from Latin haruspex (plural haruspices) "soothsayer by means of entrails," first element from PIE *ghere- "gut, entrail" (see yarn); second element from Latin spic- "beholding, inspecting" (see inspect). The practice is Etruscan. Related: Haruspical; haruspication.