Prophet

prophet

1. One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller.

2. One inspired or instructed by god to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc.

3. An interpreter; a spokesman.

4. (Science: zoology) A mantis. School of the prophets, a school or college in which young men were educated and trained for public teachers or members of the prophetic order. These students were called sons of the prophets.

Origin: F. Prophete, 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.

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