An example of a presage is a bomb threat being called in.
Of ominous presage.
Origin of presage
- Middle English from Latin praesāgium from praesāgīre to perceive beforehand prae- pre- sāgīre to perceive sāg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- This word hails from French "prÃ©sage"