What does the word soothsayer mean?

Usage examples for soothsayer

  1. The plates, as proposed by the soothsayer, were placed before the child Moses, who immediately seized upon the fire, and put it into his mouth, which caused him henceforward to stammer in his speech. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  2. Long they ran on in mutual change of talk; of what lifeless comrade spoke the soothsayer, of what body for burial? – The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil