Prophet

Proph"et

(?), n. [F. prophte, L. propheta, fr. Gr. , literally, one who speaks for another, especially, one who speaks for a god an interprets his will to man, fr. to say beforehand; for, before + to say or speak. See Fame. ]
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1. One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller.
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2. One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc.
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3. An interpreter; a spokesman. [R.] Ex. vii. 1.
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4. (Zol.) A mantis.
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School of the prophets (Anc. Jewish Hist.), a school or college in which young men were educated and trained for public teachers or members of the prophetic order. These students were called sons of the prophets.
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