soothsayer

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From Middle English sothsaier, zothziggere, equivalent to sooth +‎ sayer.

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soothsayer (plural soothsayers)

  1. (obsolete) one who tells the truth; a truthful person
  2. one who predicts the future, using magic, intuition or intelligence; a diviner
  3. a mantis or rearhorse

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