Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: priestess
IPA transcription: [pɹ'istəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: priestess
    Meaning: a woman priest
Usage examples
  • "Now, we must set the table," said Anne, in the tone of a priestess about to perform some sacred rite in honor of a divinity.
  • He was not completely conscious--and for a second she looked like a high priestess of the Amazon, holding two mummified heads before her--
  • Next morning the Delphic priestess discovered the infant, and was so charmed by his engaging appearance that she adopted him as her own son.
  • and let no one slander Proteus and Thetis, neither let any one, either in tragedy or in any other kind of poetry, introduce Here disguised in the likeness of a priestess asking an alms
  • Ion was about to avenge himself upon Creusa, when, by means of the divine intervention of Apollo, his foster-mother, the Delphic priestess appeared on the scene, and explained the true relationship which existed between Creusa and Ion.