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prophetic

[ pruh-fet-ik ]
/ prəˈfɛt ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to a prophet: prophetic inspiration.
of the nature of or containing prophecy: prophetic writings.
having the function or powers of a prophet, as a person.
predictive; presageful or portentous; ominous: prophetic signs; prophetic warnings.

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Origin of prophetic

1585–95; <Late Latin prophēticus<Greek prophētikós.See prophet, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for prophetic

prophetic
/ (prəˈfɛtɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to a prophet or prophecy
containing or of the nature of a prophecy; predictive
prophetically, adverb
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