Word of the Day: Prognosticate
Saturday, February 08, 2020
Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 2, 2020
1: to foretell from signs and symptoms: predict
2: to give and indication of in advance: foreshadow
DID YOU KNOW?
Prognosticate, which comes from the Greek prognōstikos ("foretelli
ng"), first appears in English during the 15th century. Since that time, prognosticate has been connected with things that give omens or warnings of events to come and with people who can prophesy or predict the future by such signs. William Shakespeare used the "prophesy" sense of prognosticate in the sonnet that begins "Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck." "Of thee this I prognosticate," the Bard penned, "Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date."