A Kabalistic term for prophetic indication, in accordance
with the view that all events and natural happenings have a secret
connection and interact upon one another. It was believed
that practically everything could become an object of soothsaying—the
flight of birds, movement of clouds, cries of animals,
events happening to man, and so on. A person might become
nichusch by saying that if such and such a thing took place it
would be a good or a bad omen. (See also divination; Kabala)