American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An augur of ancient Rome, especially one who interpreted omens derived from the observation of birds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who divines by observing the motions, cries, etc., of birds; a diviner in general; an augur.
- n. (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
- Latin; see auspice. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There are objections to both interpretations; a Roman imperator was not called auspex, though he was attended by an auspex, and was said to have the auspicia; auspex is frequently used of one who, as we should say, inaugurates an undertaking, but only if he is a god or a deified mortal.”
“Is Teucer called auspex, as taking the auspices, like an augur, or as giving the auspices, like a god?”
“ Latin _auspicium_, from _auspex_, a bird seer.”
“The English noun "auspice," which originally referred to this practice of observing birds to discover omens, also comes from Latin "auspex.”
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