augur
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɔː.ɡə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔ.ɡɚ/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈɑ.ɡɚ/
Noun

augur (plural augurs)

  1. A diviner who foretells events by the behaviour of birds or other animals, or by signs derived from celestial phenomena, or unusual occurrences.
    • Augur of ill, whose tongue was never found / Without a priestly curse or boding sound.
  2. (Ancient Rome) An official who interpreted omens before the start of public events.
Translations Verb

augur (augurs, present participle auguring; past and past participle augured)

  1. To foretell events; to exhibit signs of future events.
  2. To anticipate, to foretell, or to indicate a favorable or an unfavorable issue.
    to augur well or ill
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