prelibation


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pre·li·ba·tion

 (prē′lī-bā′shən)
n.
A foretaste.

[Latin praelībātiō, praelībātiōn-, from praelībātus, past participle of praelībāre, to taste beforehand : prae-, pre- + lībāre, pour out, to taste.]

prelibation

(ˌpriːlaɪˈbeɪʃən)
n
rare an advance taste or sample; foretaste
[C16: from Late Latin praelībātiō a tasting beforehand, offering of the first fruits, from Latin prae before + lībāre to taste]

fore•taste

(n. ˈfɔrˌteɪst, ˈfoʊr-; v. fɔrˈteɪst, foʊr-)

n., v. -tast•ed, -tast•ing. n.
1. a slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation.
v.t.
2. to have some advance experience or knowledge of (something to come).
[1400–50]
References in classic literature ?
Here let me observe, that for some time we had experienced the most uncomfortable weather as a prelibation of our future sufferings.