oracle
[ awr-uh-kuhl ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 14th century; Latin directly from Latin oraculum, oraclum "divine announcement, oracle; place where oracles are given," from ōrare "to pray to, plead to, beseech"
Synonyms
  • prediction
  • vision
  • fortune
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity
Example
The adventurer was shocked by what the great oracle had to say about his future.
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