vaticinate

play
verb va·tic·i·nate \və-ˈti-sə-ˌnāt, va-\

Definition of vaticinate

vaticinated

;

vaticinating

vaticinator

play \və-ˈti-sə-ˌnā-tər, va-\ noun

Examples of vaticinate in a sentence

  1. <if he could really vaticinate the course of the stock market, he'd be rich enough to own Manhattan>

Origin and Etymology of vaticinate

borrowed from Latin vāticinātus, past participle of vāticinārī “to make divinely inspired predictions, prophesy, warn,” verbal derivative of *vāticinium “act of prophesying,” from vātēs “prophet, seer” + canere “to sing, chant, utter” + -ium, deverbal noun suffix — more at vatic, 1chant


First Known Use: circa 1623



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