what is difference between forewarning and premonition
From forewarn + -ing.
- present participle of forewarn
From Middle English forwarning, equivalent to forewarn + -ing. Cognate with German Vorwarnung (“forewarning”), Swedish förvarning (“forewarning”).
forewarning (plural forewarnings)
- An advance warning; an omen.
- præmonition (archaic)
Mid 15th century, from Anglo-Norman premunition, from Ecclesiastical Latin praemonitiōnem (“a forewarning”), form of praemonitiō, from Latin praemonitus, past participle of praemoneō, from prae (“before”) (English pre-) + moneō (“to warn”) (from which English monitor).
Compare Germanic forewarning.
- enPR: prĕm’ə-, prē’mə-nĭshʹən
- Rhymes: -ɪʃən
premonition (plural premonitions)
- A clairvoyant or clairaudient experience, such as a dream, which resonates with some event in the future.
- Synonym: vision
- A strong intuition that something is about to happen (usually something negative, but not exclusively).
- Synonyms: bad feeling, foreboding, gut feeling, hunch, (informal) second sight