Talk:prophecy

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RFV discussion: July 2014[edit]

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Consensus supports Verb prophesy and Noun prophecy. Example: Disciples came to hear Jesus prophesy and wrote down His prophecy. Proposed inclusion of Verb prophecy breaks that pattern. I have seen some examples of this but not in a present dictionary or normative text. Unless anyone supplies citations showing it to be either 1) (by default) a current English usage, or 2) an archaic usage that was proscriptively correct in an era identified by more than "dated", it will not meet WT:CFI#Attestation. This link searches many dictionaries but finds nouns. 84.209.89.214 15:33, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Cited. I’m not convinced it’s even dated. Perhaps now rare, now uncommon or now nonstandard are more accurate labels. — Ungoliant (falai) 16:51, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Kept, detagging rfv. Should it be defined as a misspelling, though, rather than a dated form? I suspect so.​—msh210 (talk) 19:23, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Please do not remove rfv tag until these questions are resolved. I don't think it is Wiktionary's mission to define a list of misspellings. Retagging rfv. 84.209.89.214 18:51, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
We do include misspellings. --WikiTiki89 18:57, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Creating a dictionary of misspellings strikes me as perverse. You wind up with a useless dictionary. 84.209.89.214 21:29, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
You end up with a dictionary that will tell you what the word you're looking at means and what it's current common spelling is.--Prosfilaes (talk) 22:07, 31 July 2014 (UTC)