soothsay

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sooth +‎ say, or as a back-formation of soothsayer. Compare also soothsaw.

VerbEdit

soothsay ‎(third-person singular simple present soothsays, present participle soothsaying, simple past and past participle soothsaid)

  1. (intransitive) To foretell the future; make predictions.

NounEdit

soothsay ‎(plural soothsays)

  1. Soothsaying; prediction; prognostication; prophecy.
  2. A portent; an omen.

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