from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A soothsayer of ancient Rome. Same as aruspex.


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  • Chaldæan, an aruspice, a flash of lightning, a clap of thunder, an event accidentally corresponding with what has been foretold to us, everything disturbs and makes us uneasy; sleep itself, which should make us forget all these pains and fears, serves but to redouble them by frightful images.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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