prophet, prophesier, oracle, seer, vaticinator(noun)
an authoritative person who divines the future
someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God
Someone who speaks by divine inspiration.
Someone who predicts the future; a soothsayer.
any of the prophets mentioned in the Bible, especially an author of one of the Prophets
Muhammad (used with The)
Origin: propheta, from propheta (later reinforced in English by Anglo-Norman prophete), from (prophētēs) "one who speaks for a god", from (pro) "before" + (phēmi) "I tell"
one who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller
one inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc
an interpreter; a spokesman
Origin: [F. prophte, L. propheta, fr. Gr. , literally, one who speaks for another, especially, one who speaks for a god an interprets his will to man, fr. to say beforehand; for, before + to say or speak. See Fame. ]
In religion, a prophet is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people. The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy. Claims of prophets have existed in many cultures through history, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, in Ancient Greece, Zoroaster, and many others. Traditionally, prophets are regarded as having a role in society that promotes change due to their messages and actions. The English word prophet comes from the Greek word προφήτης meaning advocate. In the late 20th century the appellation of prophet has been used to refer to individuals particularly successful at analysis in the field of economics, such as in the derogatory prophet of greed. Alternatively, social commentators who suggest escalating crisis are often called prophets of doom.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prof′et, n. one who proclaims or interprets the will of God: one who announces things to come: one who predicts or foretells events: (B.) one inspired by God to warn and teach: (pl.) the writings of the prophets.—n.fem. Proph′etess.—ns. Proph′ethood, Proph′etship, quality, office of a prophet.—adjs. Prophet′ic, -al, pertaining to a prophet: containing prophecy: foreseeing or foretelling events.—adv. Prophet′ically.—n. Proph′etism.—Prophetic office, the office of a prophet.—Former prophets, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings; Latter prophets, the prophets properly so called; Major prophets, the prophets whose books come before that of Hosea; Minor prophets, the prophets from Hosea to Malachi; School of the prophets, a school among the ancient Jews for training young men as teachers of the people; The prophets, one of the three divisions into which the ancient Jews divided their Scriptures—consisting of the former and the latter prophets (see above). [Fr.,—L. prophēta—Gr. prophētēs—pro, before, in behalf of, phē-mi, phanai, to speak.]
The numerical value of prophet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of prophet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The historian is a prophet in reverse.
Soldiers who love God and his prophet and who are in love with martyrdom for the sake of God had come to you.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
When did (the Prophet) Muhammad ever behead anyone? when did he take a knife and slaughter an innocent journalist?
We have taken to the streets in order to demand Muslim armies act the way France and the West deserve in response to the repeated offences against the Prophet, peace be upon him.
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Translations for prophet
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- رَسُول, مَن يَتَنَبّأ, نَبِيّArabic
- праро́чыца, праро́кBelarusian
- проро́чица, проро́кBulgarian
- profetaCatalan, Valencian
- prorok, prorokyně, věštkyně, věštecCzech
- spåmand, profet, spåkvindeDanish
- Prophet, ProphetinGerman
- profeta, profetisaSpanish
- رسول, پیامبر, نبیPersian
- ennustaja, profeettaFinnish
- prophétesse, devin, prophèteFrench
- profetisa, profetaGalician
- איש האלוהים, נביא, מגד עתידותHebrew
- próféta, látnokHungarian
- vate, profeta, oracoloItalian
- 預言者, 予言者Japanese
- 선지자, 예언자Korean
- nebî, pêxember, resûlKurdish
- prophēta, propheta,Latin
- про́рок, претска́жувач, проро́чицаMacedonian
- ziener, profeet, waarzegger, zieneres, waarzegster, profeteDutch
- profet, spåmannNorwegian
- prorokini, prorokPolish
- profetisa, profeta, videntePortuguese
- прорица́тель, прови́дица, предсказа́тельница, проро́к, прови́дец, проро́чица, прорица́тельница, предсказа́тельRussian
- pròročica, пророчица, видовњак, vidovnjak, пророк, pròrokSerbo-Croatian
- prorokyňa, prorokSlovak
- prerokinja, prerokSlovene
- nabii, mtumeSwahili
- пайғамбар, расулTajik
- peygamber, serdar-ı ekrem, Allah'ın elçisi, resul, yalvaç, nebiTurkish
- پەيغەمبەرUyghur, Uighur
- проро́чиця, проро́кUkrainian
- tiên triVietnamese
- profetan, hiprofetan, jiprofetanVolapük
- נבֿיא, נבֿיאהYiddish
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