prophecy

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From Middle English prophecie, from Old French prophetie, from Latin prophētīa, from Ancient Greek προφητεία (prophēteía, prophecy), from προφήτης (prophḗtēs, speaker of a god), from πρό (pró, before) + φημί (phēmí, I tell)

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prophecy (plural prophecies)

  1. A prediction, especially one made by a prophet or under divine inspiration.
    French writer Nostradamus made a prophecy in his book.

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prophecy (third-person singular simple present prophecies, present participle prophecying, simple past and past participle prophecied)

  1. Dated form of prophesy.