Augury n : an event that is experienced as indicating important
things to come; an omen or sign that something is coming; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign
from God". It also means a prediction, prognostication and indication
of the future. For example "the man had an augury of his future
greatness". As a verb augury is an art or practice of divination.
It can be the art or practice of foretelling events by observing the
actions of birds etc.; as mentioned above a practice sometimes known as divination.