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Topic: OCCUPATIONS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: herault

herald

2 noun
     
herald2
1 [countable]SHBO someone who carried messages from a ruler in the past
2

herald of something

a sign that something is soon going to happen:
a bowl of daffodils, the first bright heralds of spring
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