From Middle English prophecie, from Old French prophetie, from Latin prophētīa, from Ancient Greek προφητεία (prophēteia, “prophecy”), from προφήτης (prophētēs, “speaker of a god”), from πρό (pro, “before”) + φημί (phēmi, “I tell”)
prophecy (plural prophecies)
- A prediction, especially one made by a prophet or under divine inspiration.
- French writer Nostradamus made a prophecy in his book.
- Dated form of prophesy.