予言者

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
げん
Grade: 2
しゃ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 予言 (yogen, prediction, foretelling) +‎ (sha, person).

Noun[edit]

予言者 (hiragana よげんしゃ, romaji yogensha)

  1. foreteller

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In speech, this word is identical to 預言者. In writing, 予言者 is more neutral about the kind of prediction, whereas 預言者 carries more religious overtones.