Nostradamus

[ nos-truh-dey-muh s, -dah-, noh-struh- ]
/ ˌnɒs trəˈdeɪ məs, -ˈdɑ-, ˈnoʊ strə- /

noun

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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Nostradamus

/ (ˌnɒstrəˈdɑːməs) /

noun

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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