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prophecy

a prediction; the inspired utterance of a prophet: His prophecy was that the world would come to an end soon.
Not to be confused with:
prophesy – to speak as a prophet; to foretell future events: He will prophesy the next world war.

proph·e·cy

 (prŏf′ĭ-sē)
n. pl. proph·e·cies (-sēz)
1.
a. An inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a revelation of divine will.
b. A prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration.
c. Such an inspired message or prediction transmitted orally or in writing.
2. The vocation or condition of a prophet.
3. A prediction.

[Middle English prophecie, from Old French, from Latin prophētīa, from Greek prophēteia, from prophētēs, prophet; see prophet.]

prophecy

(ˈprɒfɪsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Theology)
a. a message of divine truth revealing God's will
b. the act of uttering such a message
2. a prediction or guess
3. (Theology) the function, activity, or charismatic endowment of a prophet or prophets
[C13: ultimately from Greek prophētēs prophet]

proph•e•cy

(ˈprɒf ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the foretelling or prediction of what is to come.
2. something that is declared by a prophet, esp. a divinely inspired prediction, instruction, or exhortation.
3. any prediction or forecast.
4. the action, function, or faculty of a prophet.
[1175–1225; Middle English prophecie < Old French < Late Latin prophētīa < Greek prophēteía. See prophet, -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prophecy - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)prophecy - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
crystal gazing - staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
2.prophecy - a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication - a statement made about the future
oracle - a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible

prophecy

noun
1. prediction, forecast, revelation, prognosis, foretelling, prognostication, augury, sortilege, vaticination (rare) Nostradamus's prophecy of the end of the world
2. second sight, divination, augury, telling the future, soothsaying a child born with the gift of prophecy

prophecy

noun
Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means:
Translations
تَكَهُّننُبوءَه
proroctvíprorocký duch
forudsigelseprofetispådom
proročanstvoproroštvo
jóslatprófécia
spáspádómur
pranašautojaspranašavimaspranašiškaipranašiškas
pareģojumspareģošanas spējas
prorocký duchproroctvo
prerokba
gaipten haber vermekehanettahmin

prophecy

[ˈprɒfɪsɪ] Nprofecía f

prophecy

[ˈprɒfɪsi] nprophétie f
to fulfil a prophecy → réaliser une prophétie

prophecy

nProphezeiung f; one skilled in the prophecy of the futurejemand, der zukünftige Ereignisse vorhersagen kann or der die Gabe der Prophetie hat

prophecy

[ˈprɒfɪsɪ] nprofezia

prophecy

(ˈprofəsi) plural ˈprophecies noun
1. the power of foretelling the future.
2. something that is foretold. He made many prophecies about the future.
ˈprophesy (-sai) verb
to foretell. He prophesied (that there would be) another war.
ˈprophet (-fit) feminine ˈprophetess noun
1. a person who (believes that he) is able to foretell the future.
2. a person who tells people what God wants, intends etc. the prophet Isaiah.
proˈphetic (-ˈfe-) adjective
proˈphetically adverb

prophecy is a noun: Her prophecy (not prophesy) came true.
prophesy is a verb: to prophesy (not prophecy) the future.
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