- in ancient Rome, any of a body of officials who interpreted omens as being favorable or unfavorable in connection with an undertaking
- a fortuneteller; prophet; soothsayer
Origin of augurL, origin, originally , a priest at rituals of fertility and increase, probably from Old Latin an unverified form augos (gen. an unverified form augeris), increase, growth from augere (see wax); meaning influenced, influence by auspex, auspex
- to foretell or prophesy from omens
- to be an omen (of); presage: cloudy skies augur rain
Origin of augurL augurari < the n.
augur ill (or well)