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harbinger

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English

Etymology

Originally, a person that is sent in advance to provide lodgings. From Middle English herbergeour < Old French herbergeor < French herberge (army encampment). Compare German Herberge, Dutch herberg.

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Particularly: “the "Middle English from Old French from French" lineage doesn't make sense”

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
harbinger

Plural
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harbinger ({{{1}}})
  1. A person or thing that foreshadows or foretells the coming of someone or something.

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Verb

Infinitive
to harbinger

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to harbinger (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To announce; to be a harbinger of.

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  1. ^ Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese. Edited by Maria Cristina Bareggi. Torino: Paravia, 2003 (in collaboration with Oxford University Press). ISBN 8839551107. Online version at [1]

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