A person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
Middle English: from Old French herbergere, from herbergier ‘provide lodging for’, from herberge ‘lodging’
“People wondered if the heat was just a spring anomaly or a harbinger of summer.”
Abreption (noun) (rare)
To snatch something away, an instance of complete separation and removal.
Mid 16th century. From post-classical Latin abreption-, abreptio action of snatching away (636 in Isidore; also in an undated inscription) from classical Latin abrept-, past participial stem of abripere + -iō.
Pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress.
Late 16th century: from Latin grandiloquus, literally ‘grand-speaking’, from grandis ‘grand’ + loqui ‘speak’. The ending was altered in English by association with eloquent.