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Meaning of SOOTHSAYER

Pronunciation:  'sooth`seyur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
 

SOOTHSAYER is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: forecaster, predictor, prognosticator
 
 See Also: astrologer, astrologist, fortune teller, fortuneteller, illusionist, seer, visionary

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sooth"say`er\, n.
1. One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a
   prognosticator.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A mantis.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

one who pretends to prognosticate future events. Baalam is so called (Josh. 13:22; Heb. kosem, a "diviner," as rendered 1 Sam. 6:2; rendered "prudent," Isa. 3:2). In Isa. 2:6 and Micah 5:12 (Heb. yonenim, i.e., "diviners of the clouds") the word is used of the Chaldean diviners who studied the clouds. In Dan. 2:27; 5:7 the word is the rendering of the Chaldee gazrin, i.e., "deciders" or "determiners", here applied to Chaldean astrologers, "who, by casting nativities from the place of the stars at one's birth, and by various arts of computing and divining, foretold the fortunes and destinies of individuals.", Gesenius, Lex. Heb. (See SORCERER.)

 

 

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