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Omen vs. Presage

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Omennoun

Something which portends or is perceived to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; an augury or foreboding.

‘the ghost's appearance was an ill omen’; ‘a rise in imports might be an omen of economic recovery’; ‘the egg has, during the span of history, represented mystery, magic, medicine, food and omen’;

Presagenoun

A warning of a future event; an omen.

Omennoun

prophetic significance

‘a sign of ill omen’;

Presagenoun

An intuition of a future event; a presentiment.

Omenverb

(transitive) To be an omen of.

Presageverb

(transitive) To predict or foretell something.

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Omenverb

(intransitive) To divine or predict from omens.

Presageverb

(intransitive) To make a prediction.

Omennoun

An occurrence supposed to portend, or show the character of, some future event; any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.

‘Bid go with evil omen, and the brandOf infamy upon my name.’;

Presageverb

(transitive) To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.

Omenverb

To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to have omens or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur; as, to omen ill of an enterprise.

‘The yet unknown verdict, of which, however, all omened the tragical contents.’;

Presagenoun

Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a prognostic; an omen; an augury.

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Omennoun

a sign of something about to happen;

‘he looked for an omen before going into battle’;

Presagenoun

Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment.

‘If there be aught of presage in the mind.’;

Omenverb

indicate by signs;

‘These signs bode bad news’;

Presageverb

To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.

Omennoun

an event regarded as a portent of good or evil

‘a rise in imports might be an omen of recovery’; ‘the ghost's appearance was an ill omen’;

Presageverb

To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.

‘My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.’;

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Omennoun

prophetic significance

‘the raven seemed a bird of evil omen’;

Presageverb

To form or utter a prediction; - sometimes used with of.

Omen

An omen (also called portent or presage) is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. It was commonly believed in ancient times, and still believed by some today, that omens bring divine messages from the gods.These omens include natural phenomena, for example an eclipse, abnormal births of animals (especially humans) and behaviour of the sacrificial lamb on its way to the slaughter.

Presagenoun

a foreboding about what is about to happen

Presagenoun

a sign of something about to happen;

‘he looked for an omen before going into battle’;

Presageverb

indicate by signs;

‘These signs bode bad news’;

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