From Old French oracle.
oracle (plural oracles)
- A shrine dedicated to some prophetic deity.
- A person such as a priest through whom the deity is supposed to respond with prophecy or advice.
- A prophetic response, often enigmatic or allegorical, so given.
- A person considered to be a source of wisdom.
- (computing theory) A theoretical entity capable of answering some collection of questions.
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From Latin oraculum.
oracle m (plural oracles)