Meaning of PROPHECY in English
/ ˈprɒfəsi; NAmE ˈprɑːf-/ noun ( pl. -ies )
[ C ] a statement that sth will happen in the future, especially one made by sb with religious or magic powers :
to fulfil a prophecy (= make it come true)
[ U ] ( formal ) the power of being able to say what will happen in the future :
She was believed to have the gift of prophecy.
Middle English : from Old French profecie , via late Latin from Greek prophēteia , from prophētēs spokesman, from pro before + phētēs speaker (from phēnai speak).
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005