Diviner
Diviner Di*vin"er, n. 1. One who professes divination; one who pretends to predict events, or to reveal occult things, by supernatural means. [1913 Webster]

The diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain. --Zech. x. 2. [1913 Webster]

2. A conjecture; a guesser; one who makes out occult things. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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