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A mantis or rearhorse.
From Middle English sothsaier, zothziggere, equivalent to sooth +"Ž sayer.
A soothsayer was a general practitioner in his art, not attached to any one god or temple.
He was looked upon as a great soothsayer and wizard, who could turn death into life.
The Torah advises against becoming "a sorcerer, soothsayer or engager of witchcraft".
The latter indeed tolerated the gosesn (soothsayer) as they did the seer (ro`eh).
They even take the unusual step of traveling upriver to consult sexy soothsayer Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris).
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