Presbyteress \Pres"by*ter*ess\, n. A female presbyter. --Bale. [1913 Webster]

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  • presbyteress — noun A female presbyter …   Wiktionary

  • presbyteress — pres·by·ter·ess …   English syllables

  • presbyteress — ˈprezbəd.ərə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: part translation of Medieval Latin presbyterissa, from presbyter priest (from Late Latin, presbyter, elder) + Late Latin issa ess 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Presbytera — (Greek: πρεσβυτέρα, pronounced and sometimes spelt presvytera) is a Greek title of honor that is used to refer to a priest s wife. It is derived from presbyteros the Greek word for priest (literally, elder ). Although Presbyteress has an… …   Wikipedia

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