Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or characteristic of a prophet; oracular.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or proceeding from a prophet or seer; prophetic; oracular; inspired.

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  • adjective Pertaining to a prophet; prophetic, oracular.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin vātēs, seer, of Celtic origin; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin vates ‘seer, poet’.

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