- a woman who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.
- a woman who foretells future events.
- a woman who is aspokesperson of some doctrine, cause, or movement.
- the wife or female companion of a prophet.
Origin of prophetess
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Examples from the Web for prophetess
Well, she is certainly no prophetess among these countryfolk.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
I have been the prophetess of evil, but I have prophesied too truly.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete
Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
Have I been as good a prophetess in saying that you would like it?'Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
A place in which the validity of a philosophy is judged by the hat of its prophetess.A Book of Burlesques
H. L. Mencken
It was the night after the visit of Abidan and the prophetess.Alroy
Word Origin and History for prophetess
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