Definition of priestess in English:

priestess

noun

  • A female priest of a non-Christian religion.

    • ‘Then the music stopped and the high priestess appeared followed by the several priestesses who attended her.’
    • ‘For most indigenous religions, priests and priestesses are common.’
    • ‘The royal family ate on the dais, along with the high priests and priestesses.’
    • ‘Oracles or priestesses in Zra'Thani were beautiful, tall women clothed in the finest of spider silk.’
    • ‘The priests and priestesses in Apollo's house of worship burnt incense and led the morning chant to honour the Sun God.’
    • ‘To the priests and priestesses of Illi-Tay-Ynnaudraurios, each year was the time from one harvest to the next.’
    • ‘They were believed to communicate with priests and priestesses at shrines called oracles.’
    • ‘The priestesses and priests became very concerned and knew it was time for some of them to leave if they had any hope of keeping any of their Divine energy intact.’
    • ‘There must be priestesses as well as priests, just as there were in the ancient days.’
    • ‘Frodo is a priestess of the Goddess and both a Dianic Wiccan and Ecofeminist Christian.’
    • ‘The decree requires that the priests and priestesses of Kolophon visit the altars in the old agora to acknowledge the ties between the old site and the current site of the city.’
    • ‘I knew she was a Wiccan priestess, and she seemed so open and so comfortable with what she was.’
    • ‘The city was bristling with activity, traders, merchants, priests and priestesses.’
    • ‘I think it's important to anticipate the kinds of needs that may confront us as we emerge as trained priestesses and priests.’
    • ‘She may have simply been a priestess, though priestesses often wore dark robes.’
    • ‘Lesser priests and priestesses serve the shrines of fetishes, minor spirits, and focus on cures and magic charms.’
    • ‘We assume that we are all goddesses, all priestesses, and all teachers in that we all have our lessons to teach.’
    • ‘Her parents called on a voodoo priestess to help her, after all traditional medicines had failed.’
    • ‘It was an old fortress that had been turned into a school for young children singled out to become priests and priestesses.’
    • ‘Beyond the hordes of robed priests and priestesses, there were villagers.’

Pronunciation

priestess

/ˈpriːstɛs/