School of the prophets(Anc. Jewish Hist.), a school or college in which young men were educated and trained for public teachers or members of the prophetic order. These students were called sons of the prophets.

(Proph"et*ess), n. [Cf. F. prophétesse, L. prophetissa.] A female prophet.

(Pro*phet"ic Pro*phet"ic*al) , a. [L. propheticus, Gr. : cf. F. prophétique.] Containing, or pertaining to, prophecy; foretelling events; as, prophetic writings; prophetic dreams; — used with of before the thing foretold.

And fears are oft prophetic of the event.

(Pro*phet`ic*al"i*ty) n. Propheticalness.

(Pro*phet"ic*al*ly) adv. In a prophetical manner; by way of prediction.

(Pro*phet"ic*al*ness), n. The quality or state of being prophetical; power or capacity to foretell.

(Proph"et*ize) v. i. [L. prophetizare, Gr. : cf. F. prophétiser. Cf. Prophesy.] To give predictions; to foreshow events; to prophesy. [R.] "Prophetizing dreams." Daniel.

(Pro*phor"ic) a. [Gr. fr. utterance.] Enunciative. [R.]

(||Pro*phrag"ma) n.; pl. Prophragmata [NL., fr. Gr. before + fence, screen. ] (Zoöl.) An internal dorsal chitinous process between the first two divisions of the thorax of insects.

(Proph`y*lac"tic) n. [Cf. F. prophylactique.] (Med.) A medicine which preserves or defends against disease; a preventive.

(Proph`y*lac"tic Proph`y*lac"tic*al) , a. [Gr. fr. to guard against; before + to guard: cf. F. prophylactique.] (Med.) Defending or preserving from disease; preventive. Coxe.

(||Proph`y*lax"is) n. [NL. See Prophylactic.] (Med.) The art of preserving from, or of preventing, disease; the observance of the rules necessary for the preservation of health; preservative or preventive treatment.

(Pro*pice") a. [OE., fr. F. propice, See Propitious.] Fit; propitious. [Obs.] E. Hall.

(Pro"pi*dene) n. [Propyl + ethylidene.] (Chem.) The unsymmetrical hypothetical hydrocarbon radical, CH3.CH2.CH, analogous to ethylidene, and regarded as the type of certain derivatives of propane; — called also propylidene.

Prophet to Proposal

(Proph"et) n. [F. prophète, L. propheta, fr. Gr. literally, one who speaks for another, especially, one who speaks for a god an interprets his will to man, fr. to say beforehand; for, before + to say or speak. See Fame. ]

1. One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller.

2. One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc.

3. An interpreter; a spokesman. [R.] Ex. vii. 1.

4. (Zoöl.) A mantis.

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