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prophet
n.

先知, 預言者, 提倡者

英英解釋:名詞prophet:

1. an authoritative person who divines the future
同義詞:prophesier, oracle, seer, vaticinator

2. someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God


習慣用語
A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country.[諺] 先知在本地 無人尊敬。a prophet of doom說喪氣話的人; 悲觀論者major prophet(基督教 《聖經》中的)大先知minor prophet(基督教《聖經》中的)小先知calamity prophet[美俚]對前途失去信心的人

 

例句與用法:
1. The prophet said that war will break out.
先知預言戰爭將爆發。

2. Daughter of the Islamic prophet Mohammed. She married Ali, among the first to embrace Islam, and is considered by Moslems to be one of the Four Perfect Women.
法蒂瑪伊斯蘭先知穆罕默德的女兒。她嫁給了首批皈依伊斯蘭教的阿里,被穆斯林認為是四個完美女人之一

3. Since I cannot foretell things like a prophet, I cannot help taking a small loss.
我又不能料事如神,總不免要吃點小虧。

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