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augury

Postby skinem » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:41 pm

au·gu·ry(ôgy-r)

NOUN:
pl. au·gu·ries

1. The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
2. A sign of something coming; an omen: "The chartist buys when the auguries look favorable and sells on bad omens" (Burton G. Malkiel).

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English augurie, from Old French, from Latin augurium, from augur, augur.

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Postby Bailey » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:21 pm

Hey, for the Holiday season, let's study offal.

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Postby Palewriter » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:12 am

I'm expecting a Psychic Reader to show up at any moment.

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Postby skinem » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:36 pm

Palewriter wrote:I'm expecting a Psychic Reader to show up at any moment.

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Haven't seen one yet, but today I did see a dowser (sp?) complete with copper rods...odd.

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Re: augury

Postby David Myer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:11 am

Today I read in an august newspaper the word augur as a noun, presumably (from the context) meaning omen. "The augurs are not good". Here is the dilemma. Should I write to the author and explain that the word they want is augury and that augur already has a clear meaning - seer, or prophet? Or do we just let it through to the keeper, and risk that this awful misappropriation might continue in use, confusing people and diminishing language?


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