sorceress

[sawr-ser-is]
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Origin of sorceress

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French sorceresse, equivalent to sorcer (see sorcerer) + -esse -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Related Words for sorceress

siren, sibyl, hex, hag, witch, pythoness

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Contemporary Examples of sorceress

Historical Examples of sorceress

  • Here the spell of one sorceress can straightway be offset by that of her sister.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • "I thought the Sorceress of Rome was at the bottom of it," he said.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • "So horribly hideous, you would say," broke in the sorceress.

    Shoulder-Straps

    Henry Morford

  • Thus spake the sorceress, and out she went to keep her word.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • And so, with all due solemnity, the sorceress went to her work.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland


Word Origin and History for sorceress
n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French sorceresse, from sorcer (see sorcerer).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper