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Meaning of PRESTER

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pres"ter\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, from ? to kindle or
    burn, and ? to blow up, swell out by blowing.]
    1. A meteor or exhalation formerly supposed to be thrown from
       the clouds with such violence that by collision it is set
       on fire. [Obs.]
    
    2. pl. One of the veins of the neck when swollen with anger
       or other excitement. [Obs.]
    
    
  2. \Pres"ter\, n. [OF. prestre. See {Priest}.]
    A priest or presbyter; as, Prester John. [Obs.]
    
    
 

 

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