foretoken

noun
fore·​to·​ken | \ ˈfȯr-ˌtō-kən How to pronounce foretoken (audio) \

Definition of foretoken

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a premonitory sign

foretoken

verb
fore·​to·​ken | \ fȯr-ˈtō-kən How to pronounce foretoken (audio) \
foretokened; foretokening\ fȯr-​ˈtōk-​niŋ How to pronounce foretoken (audio) , -​ˈtō-​kə-​ \

Definition of foretoken (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to indicate or warn of in advance

First Known Use of foretoken

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Foretoken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foretoken. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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