American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A legendary medieval Christian priest and king thought to have reigned over a Christian kingdom in the Far East or Ethiopia.
- Middle English prestre, priest, from Old French, from Late Latin presbyter; see presbyter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Malleal shifted out of the image of Prester John and into more immediate sights: sword fern, decomposed bark, a willowy young alder.”
“From the platform at the exit of the north door, Prester John looked longingly at the tower called Wasan Sagad.”
“As the three pressed on toward the opening, Prester John recounted the legend of the Wasan Sagad.”
“As Len started toward Terz, he saw Prester John and Ellen waving at him.”
“Yeah, well, Prester John and Ellen and me, we ran into this despicable toady-guy named Fatagar and—what am I saying?”
“Prester John shook his finger at the winged riddlers.”
“Prester John thought he could b-banish me to the Wasteland.”
“He took up the story again: Our route took us to the west of where Prester John and Ellen Basala walked.”
“Afterward, Prester John pulled on his high boots and pointed out the top of the Wasan Sagad reflecting the moon above the colored cliffs.”
“To the north is you, Len, accompanied by Prester John and Ellen Basala.”
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