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See also: Prophet
From Middle English prophete, from Anglo-Norman prophete, from Latin prophēta, from Ancient Greek προφήτης (prophḗtēs, “one who speaks for a god”), from πρό (pró, “before”) + φημί (phēmí, “I tell”). Displaced native Old English wītga.
- (UK) enPR: prŏf'it, IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒf.ɪt/
- (US) enPR: prŏ'fit, IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑ.fɪt/
Audio (US) (file)
- Homophone: profit
prophet (plural prophets, feminine prophetess)
- Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.
- Muslims believe that Muhammad was the final prophet sent to mankind.
- Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.
- prophecy (noun)
- prophesise, prophesize (proscribed)
- prophesy (verb)
- prophetess (noun)
one who speaks by divine inspiration
one who foretells the future
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- Alternative form of prophete
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