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EtymologyEdit

From Latin vātēs (prophet, poet). Compare English vates.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vate m (plural vati)

  1. (literary) prophet, fortune-teller
    Synonyms: divinatore, indovino, profeta
  2. (figuratively) an inspired or prophetic poet or other writer; vates
    • 2003, Antonio Tabucchi, chapter XIII, in Sostiene Pereira : una testimonianza [Pereira Declares], Rome: La biblioteca di Repubblica, published 1994, →ISBN, page 82:
      Fu un grande poeta Gabriele D'Annunzio, il cui vero nome per inciso era Rapagnetta? [] Innazitutto fu un vate. Amò il lusso, la mondanità, la magniloquenza, l'azione.
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Further readingEdit

  • vate in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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LatvianEdit

NounEdit

vate f (5th declension)

  1. cotton wool

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vātēs.

NounEdit

vate m, f (plural vates)

  1. vates (divinely inspired poet)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

vate m (plural vates)

  1. vates

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *vaat'eh.

NounEdit

vate

  1. coarse fabric

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

vate

  1. dative singular of vat