prester

noun pres·ter \ˈprestə(r)\

Definition of prester

plural

-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  a venomous snake

  2. 2 obsolete :  a scorching whirlwind

  3. 3 archaic :  a neck vein swollen with anger

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Origin and Etymology of prester

Middle English, from Latin, venomous snake, scorching whirlwind, from Greek prēstēr venomous snake, scorching whirlwind, neck vein swollen with anger, from prēthein to blow up, swell out, spout, blow into a flame — more at froth


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