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Lewis : praenuntio

praenuntio praenuntĭo (praenunc-), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., to announce or publish beforehand, to foretell, foreshow, predict; constr. with acc., de, or an object-clause (class.). Lit.: futura, Cic. Div. 1, 6, 12. —Impers.: de eorum adventu esse pronuntiatum, Nep. Eum. 9, 4 (but in Ter. Phorm. 5, 2, 12, the correct reading is abi prae: nuntia, etc., Fleck.).

Transf., of things: juglans, frangi se, praenuntiat strepitu, Plin. 16, 42, 81, § 223: vasa diras tempestates praenuntiant, id. 18, 35, 90, § 365: usus turris ad praenuntianda vada, id. 36, 12, 18, § 83.