Synonyms for priest

Grammar : Noun
Spell : preest
Phonetic Transcription : prist

Top 10 synonyms for priest Other synonyms for the word priest

Définition of priest

Origin :
  • Old English preost probably shortened from the older Germanic form represented by Old Saxon and Old High German prestar, Old Frisian prestere, all from Vulgar Latin *prester "priest," from Late Latin presbyter "presbyter, elder," from Greek presbyteros (see Presbyterian).
  • An alternative theory (to account for the -eo- of the Old English word) makes it cognate with Old High German priast, prest, from Vulgar Latin *prevost "one put over others," from Latin praepositus "person placed in charge," from past participle of praeponere (see provost). In Old Testament sense, a translation of Hebrew kohen, Greek hiereus, Latin sacerdos.
  • noun man who is minister in roman or orthodox catholic church
Example sentences :
  • At that she begins to scream, but the priest he wouldn't let go.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • “Alack for the unhappy lads; and alack for those who egged them on,” said the priest.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • He knew that his case was hopeless, and he would not thaw even to the priest.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The services of the priest had then to be dispensed with for weeks, even months, at a time.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Him the Indians killed, and the priest who was with him they frightened away.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • Now Silvio crept forth, for he had the priest in great respect now that he was so close to him.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • "Et omnibus habitantibus in ea," replied the priest in a lower tone.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • It was the priest who came out from the confessional of Saint Joseph and shut the door after him.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • We shall be married soon--now, if there is a priest among you!
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • The priest had seen it, for he had the child pickaback and was running across the sward.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
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