Soothsayer

Soothsayer
   One who pretends to prognosticate future events. Baalam is so called (Josh. 13:22; Heb. kosem, a "diviner," as rendered 1 Sam. 6:2; rendered "prudent," Isa. 3:2). In Isa. 2:6 and Micah 5:12 (Heb. yonenim, i.e., "diviners of the clouds") the word is used of the Chaldean diviners who studied the clouds. In Dan. 2:27; 5:7 the word is the rendering of the Chaldee gazrin, i.e., "deciders" or "determiners", here applied to Chaldean astrologers, "who, by casting nativities from the place of the stars at one's birth, and by various arts of computing and divining, foretold the fortunes and destinies of individuals.", Gesenius, Lex. Heb. (See Sorcerer.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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

  • 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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