vaticinator


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va·tic·i·nate

 (və-tĭs′ə-nāt′)
v. va·tic·i·nat·ed, va·tic·i·nat·ing, va·tic·i·nates
v.tr.
To prophesy; foretell.
v.intr.
To be a prophet.

[Latin vāticinārī, vāticināt-, from vātēs, seer; see vatic.]

va·tic′i·na′tion (-nā′shən) n.
va·tic′i·na′tor n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaticinator - an authoritative person who divines the futurevaticinator - an authoritative person who divines the future
augur, auspex - (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
prophetess - a woman prophet
sibyl - (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
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vaticinator

noun
A person who foretells future events by or as if by supernatural means:
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Speaking as one "inspired by some whisper of knowledge, this German vaticinator, a "shadow prowling amongst the graves of butterflies," has an answer at hand: "I will tell you!