[nos-truh-dey-muh s, -dah-, noh-struh-]
- Michel de Nostredame, 1503–66, French astrologer.
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Examples from the Web for nostradamus
The explanation of Guinaud is, perhaps, more striking than the lines of Nostradamus.
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
John F. Blake
- Latinized name of Michel de Notredame. 1503–66, French physician and astrologer; author of a book of prophecies in rhymed quatrains, Centuries (1555)
Word Origin and History for 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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper