- præmonition (obsolete)
Mid 15th century, from Anglo-Norman premunition, from Late Latin praemonitionem (“a forewarning”), form of praemonitio, from Latin praemonitius, form of praemoneō, from prae (“before”) (English pre-) + monere (“to warn”) (from which English monitor).
Compare Germanic forewarning.
premonition (plural premonitions)
- A clairvoyant or clairaudient experience, such as a dream, which resonates with some event in the future.
- A strong intuition that something is about to happen (usually something negative, but not exclusively).
- (clairvoyant experience): vision
- (intution that something will happen): bad feeling, gut feeling, foreboding, hunch, second sight (informal)