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Verb: betoken  bi'tow-kun
Usage: archaic
  1. Be a signal for or a symptom of
    "These symptoms betoken a serious illness";
    - bespeak, indicate, point, signal
  2. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs betoken bad news";
    - bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, foretoken

Derived forms: betokens, betokening, betokened

Type of: tell