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enchantress

[en-chan-tris, -chahn-] /ɛnˈtʃæn trɪs, -ˈtʃɑn-/
noun
1.
a woman who practices magic; sorceress.
2.
an irresistibly charming or fascinating woman:
an enchantress who breaks men's hearts.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English enchanteresse < Anglo-French, Middle French. See enchanter, -ess
Synonyms
1. witch, siren. 2. seductress, temptress, vamp, charmer.
Usage note
See -ess.
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  • Again knots may be used by an enchantress to win a lover and attach him firmly to herself.
Word Origin and History for enchantress
n.

late 14c., "witch," from enchanter + -ess. Meaning "charming woman" is from 1713.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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