vaticinate

vaticinate

[vuh-tis-uh-neyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), vaticinated, vaticinating.
to prophesy.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin vāticinātus (past participle of vaticinārī to prophesy), equivalent to vāti- (stem of vātēs seer) + -cin- (combining form of canere to sing, prophesy) + -ātus -ate1

vaticinator, noun
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vaticinate (vəˈtɪsɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
rare to foretell; prophesy
 
[C17: from Latin vāticinārī from vātēs prophet + canere to foretell]
 
vaticination
 
n
 
va'ticinator
 
n
 
vaticinal
 
adj
 
va'ticinatory
 
adj

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