Vates meaning

A poet or bard who is divinely inspired.
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Origin of vates

  • From Latin vātēs, from Proto-Indo-European *wāt-; cognate with Proto-Celtic *wātis (“seer”) (Gaulish ουατεις, Old Irish fáith, Welsh gwawd) and Proto-Germanic *wōd- (“mad”) (Old English wōd (“mad, frenzied”), Gothic (woþs, “possessed, mad”), Old High German wuot (“mad, madness”).

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