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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (I) Formation of Ideas
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511. Prediction.
 
  
NOUN:PREDICTION, announcement; program or programme (plan) [See Plan]; premonition (warning) [See Warning]; prognosis, prognostic, presage, presagement, precurse [obs.], prophecy, vaticination, mantology [rare], prognostication, premonstration [obs.]; augury, auguration [obs.], ariolation [obs.], hariolation [obs.], foreboding, aboding [obs.], abode [obs.], bode [obs.], bodement, abodement; omniation [obs.], auspice (pl. auspices), forecast; omen [See Omen]; horoscope, nativity; sooth [obs.], soothsaying, fortune-telling; divination.
  adytum, oak of Dodona; cave of the Cumæan Sibyl, Sibylline leaves, Sibylline books; tripod of the Pythia.
  prefiguration, prefigurement; prototype, type.
  [DIVINATION BY THE STARS] astrology, astromancy, horoscopy, genethlialogy, judicial or mundane astrology.
  ORACLE, prophet, seer [See Oracle].
  [MEANS OF DIVINATION] crystal, ink, tea leaves, cards; Hallowe’en -nuts, - mirror; divining-rod, wych-hazel or witch-hazel; hand of glory; wax image; teraphim; shadows  1; spell, charm [See Spell].
  sorcery, magic, necromancy [See Sorcery]; heteroscopic divination. 2
  
VERB:PREDICT, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate, divine, foretell, soothsay, augurate, tell fortunes; cast a horoscope, cast a nativity; advise; forewarn, prewarn [See Warning].
  presage, augur, bode, abode [obs.], forebode; foretoken, betoken; prefigure, prefigurate, augurate [rare], ariolate [rare], figure [obs.], forecast, precurse, portend; preshow, foreshow, foreshadow; shadow forth, typify, pretypify, ominate [obs.], signify, point to.
  hold out -, raise -, excite- -expectation, - hope; bid fair, promise, lead one to expect; be the precursor [See Precursor].
  HERALD, usher in, premise, announce; lower.
  
ADJECTIVE:PREDICTING &c. v.; predictive, fatidic or fatidical, precursal, precurrent, presageful, vaticinal, oracular, fatiloquent [rare], haruspical; Sibylline; weatherwise.
  OMINOUS, portentous; augurous, augurial, augural, precursive, precursory, auspicial, auspicious; prescious [rare], prescient, monitory, extispicious [obs.], premonitory, significant of, pregnant with, big with the fate of.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not.—Macbeth
  2. Coming events cast their shadows before.—Campbell
  3. Dicamus bona verba.
  4. There buds the promise of celestial worth.—Young

Note 1. The following terms, expressive of different forms of divination, have been collected from various sources, and are here given as a curious illustration of bygone superstitions:
Divination by oracles, theomancy; by the Bible, Bibliomancy; by ghosts, psychomancy; by crystal gazing, crystallomancy; by shadows or manes, sciomancy; by appearances in the air, aëromancy, chaomancy; by the stars at birth, genethliacs; by meteors, meteoromancy; by winds, austromancy; by sacrificial appearances, aruspicy (or haruspicy), hieromancy, hieroscopy; by the entrails of animals sacrificed, extispicy, hieromancy; by the entrails of a human sacrifice, anthropomancy; by the entrails of fishes, ichthyomancy; by sacrificial fire, pyromancy; by redhot iron, sideromancy; by the smoke from the altar, capnomancy; by mice, myomancy; by birds, orniscopy, ornithomancy; by a cock picking up grains, alectryomancy (or alectoromancy); by snakes, ophiomancy; by herbs, botanomancy; by water, hydromancy; by fountains, pegomancy; by a wand, rhabdomancy; by dough of cakes, crithomancy; by meal, aleuromancy, alphitomancy; by salt, halomancy; by lead, molybdomancy; by dice, cleromancy; by arrows, belomancy; by a balanced hatchet, axinomancy; by a balanced sieve, coscinomancy; by a suspended ring, dactyliomancy; by dots made at random on paper, geomancy; by precious stones, lithomancy; by pebbles, pessomancy; by pebbles drawn from a heap, psephomancy; by mirrors, catoptromancy; by writings in ashes, tephramancy; by dreams, oneiromancy; by the hand, palmistry, chiromancy; by nails reflecting the sun’s rays, onychomancy; by finger rings, dactylomancy; by numbers, arithmancy; by drawing lots, sortilege; by passages in books, stichomancy; by the letters forming the name of the person, onomancy, nomancy; by the features, anthroposcopy; by the mode of laughing, geloscopy; by ventriloquism, gastromancy; by walking in a circle, gyromancy; by dropping melted wax into water, ceromancy; by currents, bletonism; by the color and peculiarities of wine, œnomancy; by the shoulder blade, scapulimancy or scapulomancy, omoplatoscopy.
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Note 2. The following terms, expressive of different forms of divination, have been collected from various sources, and are here given as a curious illustration of bygone superstitions:
Divination by oracles, theomancy; by the Bible, Bibliomancy; by ghosts, psychomancy; by crystal gazing, crystallomancy; by shadows or manes, sciomancy; by appearances in the air, aëromancy, chaomancy; by the stars at birth, genethliacs; by meteors, meteoromancy; by winds, austromancy; by sacrificial appearances, aruspicy (or haruspicy), hieromancy, hieroscopy; by the entrails of animals sacrificed, extispicy, hieromancy; by the entrails of a human sacrifice, anthropomancy; by the entrails of fishes, ichthyomancy; by sacrificial fire, pyromancy; by redhot iron, sideromancy; by the smoke from the altar, capnomancy; by mice, myomancy; by birds, orniscopy, ornithomancy; by a cock picking up grains, alectryomancy (or alectoromancy); by snakes, ophiomancy; by herbs, botanomancy; by water, hydromancy; by fountains, pegomancy; by a wand, rhabdomancy; by dough of cakes, crithomancy; by meal, aleuromancy, alphitomancy; by salt, halomancy; by lead, molybdomancy; by dice, cleromancy; by arrows, belomancy; by a balanced hatchet, axinomancy; by a balanced sieve, coscinomancy; by a suspended ring, dactyliomancy; by dots made at random on paper, geomancy; by precious stones, lithomancy; by pebbles, pessomancy; by pebbles drawn from a heap, psephomancy; by mirrors, catoptromancy; by writings in ashes, tephramancy; by dreams, oneiromancy; by the hand, palmistry, chiromancy; by nails reflecting the sun’s rays, onychomancy; by finger rings, dactylomancy; by numbers, arithmancy; by drawing lots, sortilege; by passages in books, stichomancy; by the letters forming the name of the person, onomancy, nomancy; by the features, anthroposcopy; by the mode of laughing, geloscopy; by ventriloquism, gastromancy; by walking in a circle, gyromancy; by dropping melted wax into water, ceromancy; by currents, bletonism; by the color and peculiarities of wine, œnomancy; by the shoulder blade, scapulimancy or scapulomancy, omoplatoscopy.
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