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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: sooth 'truth' (11-21 centuries) (from Old English soth, from soth 'true') + sayer

soothsayer

noun
     
Related topics: Occult
sooth‧say‧er [countable]
old useRO someone who is believed to be able to say what will happen in the future

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