Definition of Priestess

1. Noun. A woman priest.

Generic synonyms: Priest



Definition of Priestess

1. n. A woman who officiated in sacred rites among pagans.

Definition of Priestess

1. Noun. A woman with religious duties and responsibilities. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Priestess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Priestess

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priers
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priest
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priest-penitent privilege
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Literary usage of Priestess

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1. The Sanctuary of Athena Nike in Athens: Architectural Stages and Chronology by Ira S. Mark (1993)
"Remember that before the enactment of the Nike Temple Decree at mid-century the Nike cult had no priestess of its own. It was presumably under the care of ..."

2. A visit to the South seas, in the United States ship Vincennes, during by Charles Samuel Stewart (1832)
"THE LAST Priestess OF PELE. Goodrich has encircled the largest with a broad, ... Personal Appearance of the Priestess.—Instance of affected inspiration. ..."

3. A Visit to the South Seas, in the U.S. Ship Vincennes, During the Years 1829 by Charles Samuel Stewart (1832)
"The priestess is now a firm believer in Christianity, and is one of the most attentive pupils of the station, at which, entirely for the benefit of ..."

4. Chinese Womanhood by Lucinda Pearl Boggs (1913)
"In China the duties of the priestess were performed in the privacy of the house as the assistant of the husband. It is her duty to prepare the daily ..."

5. The English Illustrated Magazine (1907)
"Agamemnon, how- and carried Iphigenia to her temple at Tauris, where she became priestess. There she saved the life of her brother Orestes, who was about to ..."

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