prophetess

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From Old French prophetesse, from Late Latin prophetissa. Surface etymology is prophet +‎ -ess.

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prophetess ‎(plural prophetesses)

  1. A female prophet.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 138:
      What made matters worse was that Montanus was accompanied by female prophetesses who spoke in states of ecstasy.

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