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Augur (noun)

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A'ugur. n.s. [augur, Lat.] One who pretends to predict by omens, particularly by the flight of birds.

                    What say the augurs? ———
— They would not have you stir forth to-day:
Plucking the entrails of an offering forth,
They could not find a heart within the beast.
Shak. J. Cæs.

Calchas, the sacred seer, who had in view
Things present and the past, and things to come foreknew:
Supreme of augurs.
Dryden's Fables.

                As I and mine consult thy augur,
Grant the glad omen; let thy fav'rite rise
Propitious, ever soaring from the right.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (42) · Prior, Matthew (162)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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