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augury

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  • Augury is the practice from ancient Roman religion of interpreting omens from the observed flight of birds. When the individual, known as the augur, interpreted these signs, it is referred to as "taking the auspices".
  • This type of omen reading was already a millennium old in the time of Classical Greece: in the fourteenth-century BC diplomatic correspondence preserved in Egypt called the "Amarna correspondence",
  • One of the most famous auspices is the one which is connected with the founding of Rome. Once the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, arrived at the Palatine Hill, the two argued over where the exact position of the city should be.
augury
augury
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Words by suffix
          • Words suffixed with -y
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en augur
      2. en augurs
      3. fr augura
      4. fr auguré
      5. fr augure
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      Meaning of augury for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "augury" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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