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Nostradamus

[nos-truh-dey-muh s, -dah-, noh-struh-]
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noun
  1. Michel de Nostredame, 1503–66, French astrologer.
Related formsNos·tra·dam·ic [nos-truh-dam-ik, noh-struh-] /ˌnɒs trəˈdæm ɪk, ˌnoʊ strə-/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The explanation of Guinaud is, perhaps, more striking than the lines of Nostradamus.

    A World of Wonders

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  • Such was the case with Nostradamus; who, in spite of himself, was made a prophet.

  • Monte (Agricola de) on Nostradamus on the gold diggings, 105.

  • Nostradamus also appeared with his prophecies of blood for the little princess.

    Winged Wheels in France

    Michael Myers Shoemaker

  • One of the most celebrated of the astrologers who was under her patronage was Nostradamus.

    Astronomical Myths

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British Dictionary definitions for nostradamus

Nostradamus

noun
  1. Latinized name of Michel de Notredame. 1503–66, French physician and astrologer; author of a book of prophecies in rhymed quatrains, Centuries (1555)
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Word Origin and History for nostradamus

Nostradamus

"a prophet, seer, a fortune-teller," 1660s, from Latinized name of Michel de Nostredame (1503-1566), French physician and astrologer, who published a collection of predictions in 1555.

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