Ominaque arcana; Auguria, says Hubertinus; Responsa ac vaticinia, says Micyllus. Helvetius approves neither of these interpretations. He thinks that by omina are meant random conceptions, formed from any objects indifferently in the night; for nothing is more common than for women to convert the screeching of an owl at midnight, and even the most trifling circumstances in nature, into omens and prognosties.
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