Augury meaning

ô'gyə-rē
The definition of augury is the practice of clairvoyancy by a prophet or oracle, or is a sign or harbinger of things to happen in the future.

An example of augury is a priest explaining a divine act.

An example of an augury might be the flight patterns of birds.

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The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
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A sign of something coming; an omen.
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Divination from omens.
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An omen; portent; indication.
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A divination based on the appearance and behaviour of animals.
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(by extension) An omen or prediction; a foreboding; a prophecy.
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An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come.
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Alectryomancy (chickens)
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Arachnomancy (spiders)
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Auspice (birds)
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Entomomancy (insects)
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Hippomancy (horses)
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Myomancy (mice)
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Myrmomancy (ants)
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Ophiomancy (snakes)
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Zoomancy (any animal)
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Origin of augury

  • Middle English augurie from Old French from Latin augurium from augur augur augur
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • augur +‎ -y, or from Old French augurie, from Latin augurium.
    From Wiktionary