o-mi-na'-ti-o L. “foretelling, foreboding”

A prophecy of evil.
When priests are more in word than matter;
When brewers mar their malt with water;
When nobles are their tailors' tutors;
No heretics burn'd, but wenches' suitors;
Then shall the realm of Albion
Come to great confusion.
—Shakespeare, King Lear 3.2.80-86
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  Sources: Peacham (1577) L1r

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