[ prof-i-tis ]
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  1. a woman who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.

  2. a woman who foretells future events.

  1. a woman who is aspokesperson of some doctrine, cause, or movement.

  2. the wife or female companion of a prophet.

Origin of prophetess

1250–1300; Middle English prophetesse<Old French <Late Latin prophētissa.See prophet, -ess

usage note For prophetess

See -ess.

Words Nearby prophetess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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