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Verb: augur  o-gu(r)
  1. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs augur bad news";
    - bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, foretoken
     
  2. Predict from an omen
Noun: augur  o-gu(r)
  1. (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
    - auspex

Sounds like: auger

Derived forms: augured, augurs, auguring

Type of: anticipate, bespeak, betoken [archaic], call, forebode, foretell, indicate, oracle, point, predict, prognosticate, promise, prophesier, prophet, seer, signal, vaticinator

Encyclopedia: Augur, Christopher Columbus