prophet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English propheta, from Latin propheta (later reinforced in English by Anglo-Norman prophete), from Ancient Greek προφήτης (prophētēs, one who speaks for a god), from πρό (pro, before) + φημί (phēmi, I tell).

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prophet (plural prophets)

  1. Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.
    Muslims believe that Muhammad was the final prophet sent to mankind.
  2. Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.

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