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prophetess

[prof-i-tis] /ˈprɒf ɪ tɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.
2.
a woman who foretells future events.
3.
a woman who is aspokesperson of some doctrine, cause, or movement.
4.
the wife or female companion of a prophet.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English prophetesse < Old French < Late Latin prophētissa. See prophet, -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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  • She might, in one of her phases, have been a prophetess.
  • The prophetess was not likely to suffer for it either.
  • Through her words and deeds, she has acted as a prophetess trumpeting the vital role of intercultural awareness.
  • The prophetess proved to be mistaken in a single detail merely: except for that, her foresight was accurate.
  • It both humanizes the icon within the story, and elevates her to a transcendent prophetess of a modernity in the making.
Word Origin and History for prophetess
n.

c.1300, from prophet + -ess.

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