Definition of Haruspex

1. Noun. A soothsayer or priest in Ancient Rome (originally Etruscan) who practiced divination by inspecting entrails. ¹



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Definition of Haruspex

1. a soothsayer of ancient Rome [n -PICES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haruspex

hartening
hartens
harth
hartmannella
harts
harts clover
hartshorn
hartshorns
hartwort
hartworts
harum-scarum
harumph
harumphed
harumphing
harumphs
haruspex (current term)
haruspication
haruspications
haruspices
haruspicies
haruspicy
harvest
harvest-lice
harvest bug
harvest fly
harvest home
harvest mite
harvest mites
harvest moon
harvest mouse

Literary usage of Haruspex

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1. The Five Great Skeptical Dramas of History by John Owen (1896)
"The haruspex who from an inspection of the victim's intestines attempted to foretell coming events was exercising a peculiarly Promethean function. ..."

2. An Introduction to Latin Prose Composition: With a Complete Course of by Charles Anthon (1845)
"will order him to find another condition for his tus, Pherecydes Syrius primus dico animus homo sum sempi- ternus. — Caesar ab haruspex moneo ne in Africa ..."

3. Western Diptera: Descriptions of New Genera and Species of Diptera from the by Carl Robert Osten-Sacken (1877)
"... haruspex n. sp., S.—Blackish-gray; abdomen black, with *hite cross-bands; three segments preceding the black ..."

4. Varronianus: A Critical and Historical Introduction to the Ethnography of by John William Donaldson (1852)
"This is probably some shortened form like the Latin grus. haruspex is generally considered to have been an Etruscan word. Strabo, XVI. p. ..."

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