Pronounced: KWAG-ee, adj
Notes: I’m surprised at the age of this word
The word auspicate means “to arrange auspicious ceremonies or rituals planned to bring good luck”
This word goes back to the late 1500s
Background / Comments
Our word comes from the Latin word auspicātus (consecrated by auguries), which is the past participle of auspicārī. An “augury” is the rite of ceremony of a soothsayer or prophet. I think that a lot of people have rituals that they hope will bring them luck… now you know a word for it!