oracle etymology

English word oracle comes from Latin oraculum

Detailed word origin of oracle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
oraculum Latin (lat) A divine announcement, oracle.. A place where oracular responses were given; oracle.. A prophetic declaration; prophecy.. An imperial rescript.. An oracular saying, maxim.
oracle Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
oracle English (eng) (obsolete) To utter oracles or prophecies. (Jewish antiquity) The sanctuary, or most holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.. (computing theory) A theoretical entity capable of answering some collection of questions.. A person considered to be a source of wisdom.. A person such as a priest through whom the deity is supposed to respond with prophecy or advice.. A prophetic [...]

Words with the same origin as oracle

Descendants of oraculum
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