noun \hə-ˈrəs-ˌpeks, ˈha-rəs-\
plural ha·rus·pi·ces \hə-ˈrəs-pə-ˌsēz\

Definition of HARUSPEX

:  a diviner in ancient Rome basing his predictions on inspection of the entrails of sacrificial animals

Origin of HARUSPEX

Latin, from haru- (akin to chordē gut, cord) + -spex, from specere to look — more at yarn, spy
First Known Use: 1584


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