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Prophecy

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Prophecyn. [OE. prophecie, OF. profecie, F. prophétie, L. prophetia, fr. Gr. , fr. to be an interpreter of the gods, to prophesy, fr. prophet. See Prophet.].
  •  A declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a prediction; esp., an inspired foretelling.  [1913 Webster]
    "He hearkens after prophecies and dreams."  [1913 Webster]
    "Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A book of prophecies; a history; as, the prophecy of Ahijah.  2 Chron. ix. 29.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Prophecy, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a a prophetic utterance, esp. Biblical. b a prediction of future events (a prophecy of massive inflation).
2 the faculty, function, or practice of prophesying (the gift of prophecy).

Etymology
ME f. OF profecie f. LL prophetia f. Gk propheteia (as PROPHET)

DEVIL DICTIONARY

Prophecy

n. The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.

THESAURUS

Prophecy

actuarial prediction, afflatus, aftertime, afteryears, apocalypse, augury, by-and-by, cast, course ahead, crystal ball, determinism, direct communication, distant future, divination, divine inspiration, divine revelation, epiphany, eventuality, expectation, foreboding, forecast, forecasting, foreshowing, foresight, foretelling, forward look, future, future tense, futurism, futurity, guesswork, hereafter, immediate future, immediate prospect, imminence, improbability, inspiration, mystical experience, mysticism, near future, offing, omen, oracle, outlook, posteriority, prediction, prefiguration, prefigurement, prefiguring, presage, presaging, presentiment, preshowing, presignifying, prognosis, prognostication, project, promise, prophesying, prospect, prospectus, revelation, soothsay, soothsaying, speculation, statistical prediction, the future, the morrow, the sweet by-and-by, theophania, theophany, theopneustia, theopneusty, time ahead, time just ahead, time to come, tomorrow, vaticination, vision, weird

ROGET THESAURUS

Prophecy

Prediction

N prediction, announcement, program, programme, premonition, prognosis, prophecy, vaticination, mantology, prognostication, premonstration, augury, auguration, ariolation, hariolation, foreboding, aboding, bodement, abodement, omniation, omniousness, auspices, forecast, omen, horoscope, nativity, sooth, soothsaying, fortune telling, crystal gazing, divination, necromancy, astrology, horoscopy, judicial astrology, adytum prefiguration, prefigurement, prototype, type, oracle, predicting, predictive, prophetic, fatidic, fatidical, vaticinal, oracular, fatiloquent, haruspical, Sibylline, weatherwise, ominous, portentous, augurous, augurial, augural, auspicial, auspicious, prescious, monitory, extispicious, premonitory, significant of, pregnant with, bit with the fate of, coming events cast their shadows before, dicamus bona verba, there buds the promise of celestial worth, by oracles, Theomancy, by the Bible, Bibliomancy, by ghosts, Psychomancy, by crystal gazing, Crystallomancy, by shadows or manes, Sciomancy, by appearances in the air, Aeromancy, Chaomancy, by the stars at birth, Genethliacs, by meteors, Meteoromancy, by winds, Austromancy, by sacrificial appearances, Aruspicy, Haruspicy, Hieromancy, Hieroscopy, by the entrails of animals sacrificed, Extispicy, Hieromancy, by the entrails of a human sacrifice, Anthropomancy, by the entrails of fishes, Ichthyomancy, by sacrificial fire, Pyromancy, by red-hot iron, Sideromancy, by smoke from the altar, Capnomancy, by mice, Myomancy, by birds, Orniscopy, Ornithomancy, by a cock picking up grains, Alectryomancy, Alectromancy, by fishes, Ophiomancy, by herbs, Botanomancy, by water, Hydromancy, by fountains, Pegomancy, by a wand, Rhabdomancy, by dough of cakes, Crithomancy, by meal, Aleuromancy, Alphitomancy, by salt, Halomancy, by dice, Cleromancy, by arrows, Belomancy, by a balanced hatchet, Axinomancy, by a balanced sieve, Coscinomancy, by a suspended ring, Dactyliomancy, by dots made at random on paper, Geomancy, by precious stones, Lithomancy, by pebbles, Pessomancy, by pebbles drawn from a heap, Psephomancy, by mirrors, Catoptromancy, by writings in ashes, Tephramancy, by dreams, Oneiromancy, by the hand, Palmistry, Chiromancy, by nails reflecting the sun's rays, Onychomancy, by finger rings, Dactylomancy, by numbers, Arithmancy, by drawing lots, Sortilege, by passages in books, Stichomancy, by the letters forming the name of the person, Onomancy, Nomancy, by the features, Anthroposcopy, by the mode of laughing, Geloscopy, by ventriloquism, Gastromancy, by walking in a circle, Gyromancy, by dropping melted wax into water, Ceromancy, by currents, Bletonism, by the color and peculiarities of wine, Oenomancy.


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