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Premonish  v. t.  (past & past part. premonished; pres. part. premonishing)  To forewarn; to admonish beforehand. (R.) "To teach, and to premonish."

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... animals which were supposed (rightly or wrongly) to act as guides and augurs, foretelling the future. "Diodorus," he says, "distinctly states that the hawk, in Egypt, was venerated because it foretold the future." (Birds generally act as and Samoa the kangaroo, the crow and the owl premonish their fellow clansmen of events to come. At one time the Samoan warriors went so far as to rear owls for their prophetic qualities in war. (The jackal, or 'pathfinder'—whose tracks sometimes lead ...
— Pagan & Christian Creeds - Their Origin and Meaning • Edward Carpenter

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