verb om·i·nate \ˈäməˌnāt\

Definition of ominate


  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to prophesy from signs and omens :  augur

  3. 2 archaic :  to be a portent or omen of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 obsolete :  to utter prophecies or forebodings

  6. 2 obsolete :  to serve as a prophecy

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Origin and Etymology of ominate

Latin ominatus, past participle of ominari, from omin-, omen omen

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