prophetess


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proph·et·ess

 (prŏf′ĭ-tĭs)
n.
1. A woman who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed.
2. A woman predictor; a woman soothsayer.
3. The chief spokeswoman of a movement or cause. See Usage Note at -ess.

proph•et•ess

(ˈprɒf ɪ tɪs)

n.
1. a woman who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.
2. a woman who foretells the future.
3. a woman who speaks for some doctrine, cause, or movement.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prophetess - a woman prophetprophetess - a woman prophet      
oracle, prophesier, prophet, vaticinator, seer - an authoritative person who divines the future

prophetess

noun
A person who foretells future events by or as if by supernatural means:
Translations

prophetess

[ˈprɒfɪtɪs] Nprofetisa f

prophetess

nProphetin f

prophetess

[ˈprɒfɪtɪs] nprofetessa
References in classic literature ?
Hannah `felt in her bones' that it was going to be an unusually fine day, and she proved herself a true prophetess, for everybody and everything seemed bound to produce a grand success.
She might, in one of her phases, have been a prophetess.
Well, Chaerephon, as you know, was very impetuous in all his doings, and he went to Delphi and boldly asked the oracle to tell him whether--as I was saying, I must beg you not to interrupt--he asked the oracle to tell him whether anyone was wiser than I was, and the Pythian prophetess answered, that there was no man wiser.
Signor Pastrini," returned Franz, "you are more susceptible than Cassandra, who was a prophetess, and yet no one believed her; while you, at least, are sure of the credence of half your audience.
Deborah, the prophetess, told Barak to take ten thousand men and sally forth against another King Jabin who had been doing something.
Helen reflected, speaking more to herself in a rambling style than as a prophetess delivering a message.
My father turned his back on the prophetess with a smile of contempt.
They say that as he was approaching the temple, the prophetess became inspired and said:
I am not a prophetess, but I shall venture on a prediction.
She stood up, straight and stern, and her face, as she looked towards the land, was lit with the fire of the prophetess.
Allen, a Religious Sister of Mercy, highlighted that John Paul considered all women to have a prophetic character by nature of their gender and that Benedict called the Virgin Mary, who carved the spiritual path for consecrated women, a prophetess rather than a priestess.
One church member said he had already reported Masocha to the regulator after discovering that the preacher and his wife Judith - known as the Prophetess - took a combined salary of PS100,000 a year.