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prophecy

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈprɒfəsi/
something someone says about what will happen in the futurePredicting things and intuitionThe supernatural - general words
prophesy
 
 
/ˈprɒfəsaɪ/ verb [I, T]
to say that you believe something will happen in the futurePredicting things and intuition
Translations of “prophecy”
in Korean 예언…
in Arabic نُبوءة…
in French prophétie…
in Turkish kehanet, gaipten haber verme…
in Italian profezia…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指基於主觀判斷的)預言, 預言的能力…
in Russian предсказание…
in Polish proroctwo, przepowiednia…
in Spanish profecía…
in Portuguese profecia…
in German die Prophezeiung…
in Catalan profecia…
in Japanese 予言, 預言…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指基于主观判断的)预言, 预言的能力…
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