Foretokening
Foretoken Fore*to"ken, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foretokened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foretokening}.] [AS. foret[=a]cnian; fore + t[=a]cnian.] To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate. [1913 Webster]

Whilst strange prodigious signs foretoken blood. --Daniel.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • foretokening — noun Indication in advance …   Wiktionary

  • foretokening — sb. Ps. lxx. 7 …   Oldest English Words

  • foretokening — n. sign of coming events, omen, forewarning v. forewarn, foreshadow, give warning of a future event …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foretokening — foretōˈkening noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑fore …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foretoken — Fore*to ken, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foretokened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foretokening}.] [AS. foret[=a]cnian; fore + t[=a]cnian.] To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate. [1913 Webster] Whilst strange prodigious signs foretoken blood. Daniel …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foretokened — Foretoken Fore*to ken, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foretokened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foretokening}.] [AS. foret[=a]cnian; fore + t[=a]cnian.] To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate. [1913 Webster] Whilst strange prodigious signs foretoken blood.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foretoken — I. noun Date: before 12th century a premonitory sign II. transitive verb (foretokened; foretokening) Date: 15th century to indicate or warn of in advance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • foreshadow — Synonyms and related words: adumbrate, adumbration, augur, augury, auspicate, auspice, betoken, betokening, betokenment, bode, body forth, demonstrate, embody, exemplify, figure, forebode, foreshadowing, foreshow, foreshowing, foretoken,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foretoken — Synonyms and related words: adumbration, augur, augury, auspice, badge, betoken, betokening, betokenment, bode, boding, divine, forebode, forerunner, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshow, foreshowing, foretokening, forewarning, harbinger, herald,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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