prophecy
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpɹɒf.ə.si/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɹɑfəsi/
Noun

prophecy

  1. A prediction, especially one made by a prophet or under divine inspiration.
    French writer Nostradamus made a prophecy in his book.
  2. The public interpretation of Scripture.
Related terms Translations Verb

prophecy

  1. (mostly, dated) Alternative form of prophesy#English|prophesy
    • 1967, George King, The Five Temples Of God, The Aetherius Society (2014 edition), page 19 ↗:
      The manipulation of these tremendous beneficient energies helped the world so well that the vast majority of these prophecied catastrophies did not happen.
    • 2001, Marjorie Garber, "“ ” (Quotation Marks)", in S.I. Salamensky, Talk, Talk, Talk: The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation, Routledge, page 142 ↗:
      One prophecied a change of fortunes for the club: […]
    • 2013, Theodor Adorno, The Jargon of Authenticity, Routledge, page 135 ↗:
      The Heideggerian tone of voice is indeed prophecied in Schiller’s discussion of dignity.
    • 2014, Emran El-Badawi, The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions, Routledge, page 85 ↗:
      the parable in Mark 12:1—5 where some of Jesus’s followers who prophecied and were martyred in Antioch (Q 36;13—25; cf. 11:91);



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