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presage

[ noun pres-ij; verb pres-ij, pri-seyj ]
/ noun 藞pr蓻s 瑟d蕭; verb 藞pr蓻s 瑟d蕭, pr瑟藞se瑟d蕭 /
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noun
verb (used with object), pres路aged, pres路ag路ing.
verb (used without object), pres路aged, pres路ag路ing.
to make a prediction.
Archaic. to have a presentiment.

OTHER WORDS FOR presage

1 foreshadowing, indication, premonition.
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Origin of presage

1350鈥1400; Middle English (noun) <Middle French presage<Latin praes膩gium presentiment, forewarning, equivalent to praes膩g(us) having a foreboding (prae-pre- + s膩gus prophetic; cf. sagacious) + -ium-ium

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British Dictionary definitions for presage

presage

noun (藞pr蓻s瑟d蕭)
an intimation or warning of something about to happen; portent; omen
a sense of what is about to happen; foreboding
archaic a forecast or prediction
verb (藞pr蓻s瑟d蕭, pr瑟藞se瑟d蕭)
(tr) to have a presentiment of
(tr) to give a forewarning of; portend
(intr) to make a prediction

Derived forms of presage

presageful, adjectivepresagefully, adverbpresager, noun

Word Origin for presage

C14: from Latin praes膩gium presentiment, from praes膩g墨re to perceive beforehand, from s膩g墨re to perceive acutely
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