Translation of augury in Spanish:

augury

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːgəri; ˈɔːgjʊri/

n (pl -ries)

  • 1.1 u (divination) adivinación (f)
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    • A brace of dead geese, embodying the classical Roman method of augury, act as an image of mortality.
    • As Hamlet remarked, ‘We defy augury… The readiness is all’.
    • And by the way, Ganesha is an icon of good augury in almost all Asian countries.
    1.2 c (omen) presagio (m), augurio (m)
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    • But the auguries for the future are more ambiguous.
    • They are also auguries of the future: what was won for women and for racial and ethnic minorities will surely be won, in the lifetimes of some of us, for gay and lesbian couples.
    • For one thing, political and economic auguries, specific market conditions, and likely future trends need all to be taken into account.

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