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Origin of prognostic
- Middle English pronostik prognosticating, omen from Medieval Latin prognōsticus prognosticating from Greek prognōstikos from prognōsis foreknowledge prognosis N., from Latin prognōsticum omen from Greek prognōstikon from neuter of prognōstikos
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin prognosticus, from Ancient Greek προγνωστικός (prognostikos, “foreknowing"), from πρό- (pro-) + γνωστικός (gnostikos, “of or for knowing, good at knowing"), from γιγνώσκω (gignosko, “to learn to know, to perceive, to mark, to learn"). Compare French pronostic (“prognostic").