One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having a presentiment.
- ‘Psychics are actually good at intuiting the subjects of concealed photographs and cards, so I believe that it is safe to conclude that there is a weakness in the gift that makes it difficult to develop a presentient knowledge of specific numbers.’
- ‘I was just having this conversation yesterday with the most naturally psychic / presentient person I know.’
- ‘This time someone absolutely knew I'd had a presentient dream.’
Early 19th century: from Latin praesentient- ‘perceiving beforehand’, from the verb praesentire, from prae ‘before’ + sentire ‘to feel’.
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