foretale (plural foretales)

  1. An account or telling given as an introduction to a larger body of work; prologue; a prior or previous recollection or account of events
    • 1995, Alice Kane, ‎Sean Kane, The Dreamer Awakes:
      The first three paragraphs of the translation are a condensed paraphrase of the first foretale, which tells of the birth of Aengus and how he obtains Etain for Midir by clearing twelve plains and creating twelve rivers (only nine are named in the story) [...]
  2. An account given in advance; prediction
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