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ETYM Latin Of uncertain origin: the first part of the word is perh. from Latin avis bird, and the last syllable, gur, equiv. to the Skr. gar to call, akin to Latin garrulus garrulous.
Prophet; soothsayer; omen.
Member of a college of Roman priests who interpreted the will of the gods from signs or “auspices” such as the flight of birds, the condition of entrails of sacrificed animals, and the direction of thunder and lightning. Their advice was sought before battle and on other important occasions. Consuls and other high officials had the right to consult the auspices themselves, and a campaign was said to be conducted “under the auspices” of the general who had consulted the gods.
(In ancient Rome) A religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy; SYN. auspex.
Someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers.
One given to forebodings and predictions of impending calamity.
Sinonimi: oracle | religious leader
ETYM French prophčte, Latin propheta, from Greek, literally, one who speaks for another, especially, one who speaks for a god an interprets his will to man, from prophanai to say beforehand; pro for, before + phanai to say or speak. Related to Fame.
1. An authoritative person who divines the future; SYN. oracle.
2. Someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God; SYN. religious leader.
Person thought to speak from divine inspiration or one who foretells the future. In the Bible, the chief prophets were Elijah, Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah. In Islam, Mohammed is believed to be the last and greatest of a long line of prophets beginning with Adam and including Moses and Jesus.
In the Bible, a prophet is any of the succession of saints and seers who preached and prophesied in the Hebrew kingdoms in Palestine from the 8th century bc until the suppression of Jewish independence in 586 bc, and possibly later. The prophetic books of the Old Testament constitute a division of the Hebrew Bible.
Some Christians, especially adherents of the Pentecostal and charismatic movements, believe in modern-day prophets.
ETYM From See.
(Homonym: cere, sear, sere).
A prophet or soothsayer; a visionary who sees into the future.
One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a fortune teller.