1. To invest which properties, or qualities. [Obs.] Shak.

2. To make a property of; to appropriate. [Obs.]

They have here propertied me.

(Pro*phane") a. & v. t. See Profane. [Obs.]

(||Proph"a*sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. to show beforehand. See Pro-, and Phasis.] (Med.) Foreknowledge of a disease; prognosis.

(Proph"e*cy) n.; pl. Prophecies [OE. prophecie, OF. profecie, F. prophétie, L. prophetia, fr. Gr. , fr. to be an interpreter of the gods, to prophesy, fr. prophet. See Prophet.]

1. 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.
2. Pet. i. 21.

2. (Script.) A book of prophecies; a history; as, the prophecy of Ahijah. 2 Chron. ix. 29.

3. Public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction.

(Proph"e*si`er) n. A prophet. Shak.

(Proph"e*sy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prophesied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prophesying ] [See Prophecy.]

1. To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.

He doth not prophesy good concerning me.
1 Kings xxii. 8.

Then I perceive that will be verified
Henry the Fifth did sometime prophesy.

2. To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.

Methought thy very gait did prophesy
A royal nobleness; I must embrace thee.

(Proph"e*sy), v. i.

1. To utter predictions; to make declaration of events to come. Matt. xv. 7.

2. To give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to exhort; to expound. Ezek. xxxvii. 7.

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