Augur vs Preacher - What's the difference?

augur | preacher |

As a noun augur

is augur (diviner who foretells events by the behaviour of birds), especially in the context of ancient rome.

As a proper noun preacher is

alternative name for ecclesiastes, the twenty-first book of the old testament.



(wikipedia augur)


(en noun)
  • A diviner who foretells events by the behaviour of birds or other animals, or by signs derived from celestial phenomena, or unusual occurrences.
  • * Dryden
  • Augur of ill, whose tongue was never found / Without a priestly curse or boding sound.
  • (Ancient Rome) An official who interpreted omens before the start of public events.
  • Verb

  • To foretell events; to exhibit signs of future events.
  • To anticipate, to foretell, or to indicate a favorable or an unfavorable issue.
  • to augur well or ill

    Derived terms

    * augury




    (wikipedia preacher) (en noun)
  • Someone who preaches a worldview, philosophy or religion, especially someone who preaches the Quran or the gospel; a clergyman.
  • * 2004 , Garbi Schmidt, Islam in Urban America: Sunni Muslims in Chicago , Page 171
  • Derived terms

    * preacheress