See also: Prophet

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Etymology Edit

From Middle English prophete, from Anglo-Norman prophete, from Latin prophēta, from Ancient Greek προφήτης (prophḗtēs, one who speaks for a god), from πρό (pró, before) + φημί (phēmí, I tell). Displaced native Old English wītga.

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Noun Edit

prophet (plural prophets, feminine prophetess)

  1. Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.
    Muslims believe that Muhammad was the final prophet sent to mankind.
  2. Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.

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  1. Alternative form of prophete