protectress

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pro•tect•ress

(proʊˈtɛk trɪs)

n.
a woman who guards or defends someone or something; protector.
[1560–70]
usage: See -ess.
Translations

protectress

[prəˈtektrɪs] Nprotectora f

protectress

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19) The Book of the Dead contains an invocation to the two snake-goddesses as protectresses of the solar barque, whose ambiguity is reflected in the apparently quite inappropriate title 'Spell for warding off (xsf) the two Merty:
The interior walls of the coffin are inlaid with paintings of the divine protectresses Isis and Nephthys, sisters of the god Osiris.
The high social status of these sainted women, who included three queens as well as members of the Frankish nobility, helps to highlight one of the remarkable characteristics of Merovingian hagiograpby which emphasized the temporal as well as spiritual power of such protectresses and their value to their society.