Compound of 預言 (yogen, “prophecy”) + 者 (sha, “person”).
預言者 (hiragana よげんしゃ, romaji yogensha)
In speech, this word is identical to 予言者. In writing, 預言者 implies the involvement of gods or spirits, whereas 予言者 is more neutral about the kind of prediction.
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