/ (ˈspeɪˌwəɪf) /

nounplural -wives
  1. a woman who can supposedly foretell the future

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How to use spaewife in a sentence

  • For a long period almost every one, far and near, knew her as a spaewife of no ordinary knowledge.

  • Now Thorveig the spaewife went to see Holmgang Bersi and told him her trouble.

  • So they turned to Thorveig the spaewife's farmsteading, and found that Bersi was gone aboard her boat.

  • I feel ashamed of myself for ever daring to think I'm ill-used when I think of my spaewife grandmother!

    Captivity | M. Leonora Eyles
  • It was a good thing Jean was not there or she would have driven her away as a spaewife.

    Captivity | M. Leonora Eyles