premonition

See also: prémonition

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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).[1]

Compare Germanic forewarning.

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premonition (plural premonitions)

  1. A clairvoyant or clairaudient experience, such as a dream, which resonates with some event in the future.
  2. A strong intuition that something is about to happen (usually something negative, but not exclusively).

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  1. ^ premonition” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.