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See also: Prophet
From Old English propheta, from Latin prophēta (later reinforced in English by Anglo-Norman prophete), from Ancient Greek προφήτης (prophḗtēs, “one who speaks for a god”), from πρό (pró, “before”) + φημί (phēmí, “I tell”).
- (UK) enPR: prŏf'it, IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒ.fɪt/
- (US) enPR: prŏf'it, IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑfɪt/
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- Homophone: profit
- Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.
- Muslims believe that Muhammad was the final prophet sent to mankind.
- Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.
one who speaks by divine inspiration
one who foretells the future
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