Portent



[pawr-tent, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tɛnt, ˈpoʊr-/

noun
1.
an indication or omen of something about to happen, especially something momentous.
2.
threatening or disquieting significance:
an occurrence of dire portent.
3.
a prodigy or marvel.
/ˈpɔːtɛnt/
noun
1.
a sign or indication of a future event, esp a momentous or calamitous one; omen
2.
momentous or ominous significance: a cry of dire portent
3.
a miraculous occurrence; marvel
n.

1560s, from Middle French portente, from Latin portentum “a sign, token, omen; monster, monstrosity,” noun use of neuter of portentus, past participle of portendre (see portend).

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