prophet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English prophete, 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: prŏf'it, IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒ.fɪt/
  • (US) enPR: prŏf'it, IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑfɪt/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: profit

Noun[edit]

prophet (plural prophets, feminine prophetess)

  1. Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.
    Muslims believe that Muhammad was the final prophet sent to mankind.
  2. Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.

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Translations[edit]

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

prophet

  1. Alternative form of prophete