Latin definition for: vates, vatis


  • declension: 3rd declension
  • gender: masculine


  1. oracle, soothsayer
  2. poet (divinely inspired)
  3. prophet/seer, mouthpiece of deity
  • Age: In use throughout the ages/unknown
  • Area: All or none
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: Frequent, top 2000+ words
  • Source: “Oxford Latin Dictionary”, 1982 (OLD)

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