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ˈprɒf ɪ tɪsprophet·ess

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  1. prophetessnoun

    a woman prophet


  1. prophetessnoun

    A female prophet.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prophetessnoun

    A woman that foretells future events.

    Etymology: prophetesse, Fr. from prophet.

    He shall split thy very heart with sorrow,
    And say poor Marg’ret was a prophetess. William Shakespeare.

    That it is consonant to the word of God, so in singing to answer, the practice of Miriam the prophetess, when she answered the men in her song, will approve. Henry Peacham.

    If my love but once were crown’d
    Fair prophetess, my grief would cease. Matthew Prior.


  1. prophetess

    In religion, a prophet or prophetess is an individual who is regarded as being in contact with a divine being and is said to speak on behalf of that being, serving as an intermediary with humanity by delivering messages or teachings from the supernatural source to other people. The message that the prophet conveys is called a prophecy. Claims of prophethood have existed in many cultures and religions throughout history, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, ancient Greek religion, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Hinduism , and many others.


  1. prophetess

    A prophetess is a female who is believed to have been chosen by a divine entity to deliver messages or teachings, often relating to future events or spiritual insights. She typically has a high role within a religious community due to her perceived connection with the divine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prophetessnoun

    a female prophet

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. prophtesse, L. prophetissa.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prophetess in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prophetess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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