foretoken

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English, from Old English foretācn ‎(foretoken, presage, prognostic, prodigy, sign, wonder), equivalent to fore- +‎ token.

NounEdit

foretoken ‎(plural foretokens)

  1. A prognostic; a premonitory sign; warning or presentment.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English *foretoknen, from Old English foretācnian ‎(to foreshow).

VerbEdit

foretoken ‎(third-person singular simple present foretokens, present participle foretokening, simple past and past participle foretokened)

  1. To betoken beforehand; prognosticate; foreshadow; give warning; presage.
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