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verb (auspicat, ing)
  1. To foreshow; to foretoken.
  2. To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business.
adjective 
  1. auspicious, Auspicious.
Etymology: From auspicatus, past participle of auspicari "to take auspices", from auspex "bird seer", "augur", a contraction of avispex; avis "bird" + specere, spicere, "to view".


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