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Omen vs. Prophecy

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Omennoun

Something which portends or is perceived to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; an augury or foreboding.

‘the ghost's appearance was an ill omen’; ‘a rise in imports might be an omen of economic recovery’; ‘the egg has, during the span of history, represented mystery, magic, medicine, food and omen’;

Prophecynoun

A prediction, especially one made by a prophet or under divine inspiration.

‘French writer Nostradamus made a prophecy in his book.’;

Omennoun

prophetic significance

‘a sign of ill omen’;

Prophecyverb

dated form of prophesy

Omenverb

(transitive) To be an omen of.

Prophecynoun

A declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a prediction; esp., an inspired foretelling.

‘He hearkens after prophecies and dreams.’; ‘Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man.’;

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Omenverb

(intransitive) To divine or predict from omens.

Prophecynoun

A book of prophecies; a history; as, the prophecy of Ahijah.

Omennoun

An occurrence supposed to portend, or show the character of, some future event; any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.

‘Bid go with evil omen, and the brandOf infamy upon my name.’;

Prophecynoun

Public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction.

Omenverb

To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to have omens or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur; as, to omen ill of an enterprise.

‘The yet unknown verdict, of which, however, all omened the tragical contents.’;

Prophecynoun

knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

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Omennoun

a sign of something about to happen;

‘he looked for an omen before going into battle’;

Prophecynoun

a prediction uttered under divine inspiration

Omenverb

indicate by signs;

‘These signs bode bad news’;

Prophecynoun

a prediction of what will happen in the future

‘a bleak prophecy of war and ruin’;

Omennoun

an event regarded as a portent of good or evil

‘a rise in imports might be an omen of recovery’; ‘the ghost's appearance was an ill omen’;

Prophecynoun

the faculty or practice of prophesying

‘the gift of prophecy’;

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Omennoun

prophetic significance

‘the raven seemed a bird of evil omen’;

Prophecy

A prophecy is a message that is claimed by a prophet to have been communicated to them by a deity. Such messages typically involve inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of divine will concerning the prophet's social world and events to come (compare divine knowledge).

Omen

An omen (also called portent or presage) is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change. It was commonly believed in ancient times, and still believed by some today, that omens bring divine messages from the gods.These omens include natural phenomena, for example an eclipse, abnormal births of animals (especially humans) and behaviour of the sacrificial lamb on its way to the slaughter.

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