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.”
The last stage of life; old age.
Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels