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Inaugural Bird Omens

By | 2017-06-15T12:01:59+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Issue 29: 15 June 2017|Tags: , , |

By Annie Connole inauguration (n.) 1560s, from French inauguration “installation, consecration,” and directly from Late Latin inaugurationem (nominative inauguratio) “consecration,” presumably originally “installment under good omens;” noun of action from past participle stem of inaugurare “take omens from the flight of birds; consecrate of install when omens are favorable,” from in- “on, in” (see in- (2)) [...]

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