Definition of prophecy in English:


Syllabification: proph·e·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈpräfəsē

noun (plural prophecies)


Middle English: from Old French profecie, via late Latin from Greek prophēteia, from prophētēs (see prophet).


To avoid a common usage mistake, note the spelling and pronunciation differences between prophecy (the noun) and prophesy (the verb).

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