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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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Etymology

From Old French oracle.

Noun

Singular
oracle

Plural
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  1. A shrine dedicated to some prophetic deity.
  2. A person such as a priest through whom the deity is supposed to respond with prophecy or advice.
  3. A prophetic response, often enigmatic or allegorical, so given.
  4. A person considered to be a source of wisdom.

Synonyms

  • (priest acting as conduit of prophecy): prophet
  • (person who is a source of wisdom): expert

Translations

shrine to prophetic deity
priest through whom deity provides prophecy or advice
prophetic response
person who is a source of wisdom
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French

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] oraculum.

Noun

oracle m. (plural oracles)

  1. oracle

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