Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female worshiper of idols.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A female worshiper of idols.

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  • noun a female idolater

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  • noun a woman idolater

Etymologies

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idolater +‎ -ess

Examples

  • Nineteen years old, her head shaven, surrounded by placards branding her a witch, idolatress, and abjured heretic, she invoked the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and St Michael the Archangel.

    Jehanne la Pucelle

  • Nineteen years old, her head shaven, surrounded by placards branding her a witch, idolatress, and abjured heretic, she invoked the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and St Michael the Archangel.

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  • He said, “I hear and I obey,” and mounting, rode to the shop of the Shaykh, the grocer, who welcomed him and rose to him and embracing him said to him, “How hast thou fared with yonder idolatress?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She told my sainted mother that she was an idolatress — she who only idolatrises her children!

    The Newcomes

  • A girl with tender skin, with blonde hair, a dainty idolatress of the beautiful.

    THE HEROINES OF JACK LONDON

  • After the death of this most verteous Prince, of whome the godless people of England, (for the most parte,) was nott worthy, Sathan intended nothing less then the light of Jesus Christ utterly to have bein extinguissed, within the hole Ile of Britannye; for after him was rased up, in Goddis hote displeasur, that idolatress Jesabel, mischevous

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Such is part of the defence of the high-spirited Joan of Arc, who was taken prisoner by the Duke of Burgundy on the 23d of May 1430 -- sold by him for a large sum to the English, and by them put on her trial as a heretic, idolatress, and magician -- condemned, and finally burned alive, the 30th of May 1431.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • Had the nurse of Moses been an Egyptian idolatress, the character of the man had doubtless been very different.

    Notable Women of Olden Time

  • 'I hold fast by the Saviour,' Behold another wonder; the idolatress in an ecstasy of joy.

    The Power of Faith Exemplified In The Life And Writings Of The Late Mrs. Isabella Graham.

  • She fell upon her knees, her head upon her couch her hands clasped upon her head, overcome by anxiety and terror; and gipsy, idolatress, and pagan as she was, began with sobs and tremblings to ask mercy of the God of the Christians, and pray to Our Lady, her hostess.

    I. The Little Shoe. Book XI

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