soothsayer

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From Middle English sothsaier, zothziggere, equivalent to sooth +‎ sayer.

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soothsayer (plural soothsayers)

  1. (obsolete) One who tells the truth; a truthful person.
  2. One who predicts the future, using magic, intuition or intelligence; a diviner.
  3. A mantis or rearhorse.

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