Does anybody know of any word in any language that means "this fulfills the prophecy" or "a prophecy has been fulfilled" or something of that nature? Does this concept exist anywhere?

Verraine has a class of mages who are prophets and I feel like in a world where that is true, there would be a WORD for the moment when the prophecy is fulfilled. But "fulfilled" is too broad/vague.

#help #linguistics #amwriting


Not sure about one specifically about a for told event, but there are a lot of fun words in that space of ideas:

Come true

@ultimape What does "Emnaitized" mean? Google is unfamiliar with it.

@ultimape I would be really curious to know if there's a #Hebrew, #Arabic or #Hindi word with a useful meaning.

The connotations behind immanentized look a little too "heaven on earth" to work in a fantasy setting, though -- in this case, a particular prophecy has literally come true, but it's not The Prophecy the way modern Biblical lore usually means it (which is typically in a more Second Coming sense).

@ultimape Apparently maktub in Arabic is the closest I'm going to get; which is useful because Arabic is the linguistic basis for a lot of what's happening in CARMINE MAGE.

'maktub' means 'it is written' and heavily implies the hand of destiny.

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
—Omar Khayyam

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