Definition of precurse in English:

precurse

noun

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  • A heralding or foreshadowing of future events.

verb

  • with object To be a precursor to; to run or occur before; to herald, portend.

Origin

Late 16th century. From classical Latin praecursus anticipation, forestalling from praecurs-, past participial stem of praecurrere to run in front of, precede + -tus, suffix forming verbal nouns. In modern use frequently punningly after curse<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892), poet. From classical Latin praecurs-, past participial stem of praecurrere to run in front of, to precede.