[ prof-i-tis ]
/ ˈprɒf ɪ tɪs /


a woman who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.
a woman who foretells future events.
a woman who is aspokesperson of some doctrine, cause, or movement.
the wife or female companion of a prophet.

Origin of prophetess

1250–1300; Middle English prophetesse < Old French < Late Latin prophētissa. See prophet, -ess

usage note for prophetess

See -ess.

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