auspices


auspices
auspices (n.) plural (and now the usual form) of auspice; 1530s, "observation of birds for the purpose of taking omens," from Fr. auspice (14c.), from L. auspicum "function of an AUSPEX (Cf. auspex)" (q.v.). Meaning "any indication of the future (especially favorable)" is from 1650s; earlier (1630s) in extended sense of "benevolent influence of greater power, influence exerted on behalf of someone or something," originally in expression under the auspices of.

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  • AUSPICES — ab Avium inspectione dicti, inde futura praedicebant: Sicut Augures, garritum earum attendebant; quae tamen nomina saepe solent confundi. Fuêre autem Auspiciorum apud Roman. genera tria; Avium inspectio, de caelo observatio et tripudii… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • Auspices — Augure Dans la religion romaine, un augure est un présage à venir de bonne ou moins bonne nouvelles dans le futur, c est un message envoyé par les dieux qui doit être élucidé afin de déterminer une conduite à tenir pour satisfaire la volonté des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • auspices — [[t]ɔ͟ːspɪsɪz[/t]] PHRASE: PHR n If something is done under the auspices of a particular person or organization, or under someone s auspices, it is done with their support and approval. [FORMAL] ...a walk in support of Forests of the World, under …   English dictionary

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