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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
[Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin oraculum, from orare to speak — more at oration
 
[Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin oraculum, from orare to speak — more at oration
*Date: [http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_Century 15th century]
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*Date: [https://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_Century 15th century]
 
==Definitions==
 
==Definitions==
 
*1 a : a [[person]] (as a priestess of ancient [[Greek|Greece]]) through whom a [[deity]] is believed to speak  
 
*1 a : a [[person]] (as a priestess of ancient [[Greek|Greece]]) through whom a [[deity]] is believed to speak  
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==Description==
 
==Description==
An '''oracle''' is a [[person]] or [[agency]] considered to be a [[source]] of wise [[counsel]] or prophetic opinion. It may also be a revealed [[prediction]] or precognition of the [[future]], from deities, that is spoken through another object or life-form (e.g.: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augury augury] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auspice auspice]).
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An '''oracle''' is a [[person]] or [[agency]] considered to be a [[source]] of wise [[counsel]] or prophetic opinion. It may also be a revealed [[prediction]] or precognition of the [[future]], from deities, that is spoken through another object or life-form (e.g.: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augury augury] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auspice auspice]).
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In the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_world ancient world] many sites gained a [[reputation]] for the dispensing of oracular [[wisdom]]: they too became known as "oracles," and the oracular utterances, called khrēsmoi in [[Greek]], were often referred to under the same [[name]]—a name derived from the [[Latin]] verb ōrāre, to speak.
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In the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_world ancient world] many sites gained a [[reputation]] for the dispensing of oracular [[wisdom]]: they too became known as "oracles," and the oracular utterances, called khrēsmoi in [[Greek]], were often referred to under the same [[name]]—a name derived from the [[Latin]] verb ōrāre, to speak.
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*'''''[[Oracle of Delphi]]'''''
 
*'''''[[Oracle of Delphi]]'''''

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