Definition of Auspex

1. Noun. (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy.

Exact synonyms: Augur
Geographical relationships: Capital Of Italy, Eternal City, Italian Capital, Roma, Rome
Generic synonyms: Oracle, Prophesier, Prophet, Seer, Vaticinator
Category relationships: Antiquity
Derivative terms: Augur, Augur



Definition of Auspex

1. a soothsayer of ancient Rome [n -PICES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auspex

auscultatory alternans
auscultatory gap
auscultatory percussion
auscultatory sound
ausferrite
ausform
ausformed
ausforming
ausforms
auslander
auslanders
auslaut
auslauts
auslese
ausonium
auspex (current term)
auspicate
auspicated
auspicates
auspicating
auspice
auspices
auspicial
auspicious
auspiciously
auspiciousness
aussage test
austausch
austausch coefficient
austemper

Literary usage of Auspex

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1. The Little Book of American Poets, 1787-1900 by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse (1915)
"auspex MY heart, I cannot still it, Nest that had song-birds in it; And when the last shall go, The dreary days to fill it, Instead of lark or linnet, ..."

2. The Governors of Moesia by Selatie Edgar Stout (1911)
"... of Severus.1" But we do need to assume as late a date as possible for the administration of the younger auspex in Moesia, and it is therefore better to ..."

3. The Old English Dramatists by James Russell Lowell (1890)
"auspex MY heart, I cannot still it, Nest that had song-birds in it; And when the last shall go, The dreary days, to fill it, Instead of lark or linnet, ..."

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