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  • Must not a man be very thoroughly possessed by the demon of etymology to say, with Pezron and others, that the Roman word augurium came from the Celtic words au and gur?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Auspicium was properly the foretelling of future events from the inspection of birds; augurium from any omen or prodigy whatever.

    The Mysteries of All Nations Rise and Progress of Superstition, Laws Against and Trials of Witches, Ancient and Modern Delusions Together With Strange Customs, Fables, and Tales

  • A sympathetic charm of a rather different character seems to survive in the ceremony of the _augurium canarium_, at which a red dog was sacrificed for the prosperity of the crop -- a symbolic killing of the red mildew (_robigo_); and again the slaughter of pregnant cows at the _Fordicidia_ in the middle of April, before the sprouting of the corn, has a clearly sympathetic connection with the fertility of the earth.

    The Religion of Ancient Rome

  • To the rustic stratum possibly belongs also the _augurium salutis populi_, though later it was a yearly act celebrated whenever the Roman army was not at war and so became connected with the shutting of the temple of Ianus.

    The Religion of Ancient Rome

  • Of augury in agricultural life we have some indication in the annual observance of the 'spring augury' (_augurium verniserum_) and the midsummer ceremony of the _augurium canarium_, which seems to have been

    The Religion of Ancient Rome

  • I have a love of the past which, because it goes down to the roots, has sometimes been called Radicalism: I could never consent with Bacon's gibe at antiquity as _pessimum augurium, _ and Examinations have a very respectable antiquity.

    On The Art of Reading

  • [600] A curious survival of divination from the agricultural period, which was taken over by the State, but not fixed to a day in the calendar, is the _augurium canarium_.

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • Nescio quomodo inhæret in mentibus quasi seculorum quoddam augurium futurorum; idque in maximis ingeniis altissimisque animis et existit maxime et apparet facillime.

    The Spectator, Volume 2.

  • Da, pater, augurium; atque animis inlabere nof - tris.

    P. Virgilii Maronis Opera

  • B. Irridct illam fuperftitiofam dif» ciplinam: dicit, fe occuparurum matum ptuviae aufplcium, qnod fe - ciar; cotour foHtaria, & prius nw - ciaturum taetum corvi clai nentis augurium: utadeo a ominarum itcr puella habitui

    Q. Horatii Flacci eclogae: cum scholiis veteribus

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