noun Date: 14th century a person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means ; prognosticator

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  • Soothsayer — Sooth say er, n. 1. One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a prognosticator. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A mantis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soothsayer — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Thrash Metal Gründung 1985 Auflösung 1990 Neugründung 2007 Websi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • soothsayer — mid 14c., “one who speaks truth;” late 14c., “fortune teller;” see SOOTH (Cf. sooth) + SAY (Cf. say). O.E. had soðsagu “act of speaking the truth,” seðan declare (the truth) …   Etymology dictionary

  • soothsayer — ► NOUN ▪ a person supposed to be able to foresee the future. DERIVATIVES soothsaying noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «person who speaks the truth»: see SOOTH(Cf. ↑sooth) …   English terms dictionary

  • soothsayer — [so͞oth sā΄ər] n. [ME sothseyere, one who speaks the truth] 1. Historical a person who professes to foretell the future 2. MANTIS …   English World dictionary

  • Soothsayer — A soothsayer is a person who claims to speak sooth: specifically one who predicts the future based upon personal, political, spiritual, mental or religious beliefs rather than scientific facts.Typically, soothsayers include: *Astrologers *Augurs… …   Wikipedia

  • soothsayer — UK [ˈsuːθˌseɪə(r)] / US [ˈsuθˌseɪr] noun [countable] Word forms soothsayer : singular soothsayer plural soothsayers in the past, someone who people thought was able to say what would happen in the future …   English dictionary

  • soothsayer — sooth·say·er (so͞oth’sā′ər) n. ▸ One who claims to be able to foretell events or predict the future; a seer. Word History: The truth is not always soothing, but our verb soothe is related to soothsayer, the word for one who tells the truth,… …   Word Histories

  • soothsayer — /soohth say euhr/, n. a person who professes to foretell events. [1300 50; ME sothseyere, sothseyer. See SOOTH, SAY1, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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