wise woman

   obsolete a witch
   And a wise man was a wizard:
    Sure a wise woman came in from Finnigan... and she said it's what ailed him he had the Fallen Palate. (Somerville and Ross, 1908)

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  • wise woman — noun 1. A witch or seeress 2. A midwife (Scot) • • • Main Entry: ↑wise …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wise Woman — * A wise woman can be a type of witch, a white witch. * Wise woman among the Sami. * A Wise Woman is a fabled healer of Ebou Dar in the Robert Jordan fictional fantasy series The Wheel of Time . * A wise woman among the Aiel in Robert Jordan s… …   Wikipedia

  • wise woman — noun a woman knowledgeable in herbal healing, magic charms, or other traditional lore …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wise — Wise, a. [Compar. {Wiser}; superl. {Wisest}.] [OE. wis, AS. w[=i]s; akin to OS. & OFries. w[=i]s, D. wijs, G. weise, OHG. w[=i]s, w[=i]si, Icel. v[=i]ss, Sw. vis, Dan. viis, Goth. weis; akin to wit, v. i. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Righteous},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wise in years — Wise Wise, a. [Compar. {Wiser}; superl. {Wisest}.] [OE. wis, AS. w[=i]s; akin to OS. & OFries. w[=i]s, D. wijs, G. weise, OHG. w[=i]s, w[=i]si, Icel. v[=i]ss, Sw. vis, Dan. viis, Goth. weis; akin to wit, v. i. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Righteous},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wise — [[t]wa͟ɪz[/t]] ♦♦♦ wises, wising, wised, wiser, wisest 1) ADJ GRADED A wise person is able to use their experience and knowledge in order to make sensible decisions and judgements. She has the air of a wise woman... You re a wise old man: tell me …   English dictionary

  • wise — 01. He is a [wise] old man who has learned from the many experiences he has had in life. 02. I think the [wise] thing to do if you are unhappy with your marriage is to see a marriage counselor with your husband. 03. He invested his money [wisely] …   Grammatical examples in English

  • wise man — noun a) A man who is wise. That is the reason, why some say, that the wiseman liveth as long as he ought, and not so long as he can. b) A man who is a sage or seer. But wheres that wiseman, that would not be I, / If she would not deny? …   Wiktionary

  • WISE, STEPHEN SAMUEL — (1874–1949), U.S. rabbi and Zionist leader. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Wise was taken to the United States at the age of 17 months. From childhood he was determined to become a rabbi like his father, Rabbi Aaron Wise, who, together with alexander …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Woman's Journal — was a women s rights periodical published from 1870 1931. Woman s Journal was founded in 1870 in Boston, Massachusetts by Lucy Stone and Henry B. Blackwell as a weekly newspaper. The new paper incorporated Mary A. Livermore s The Agitator , as… …   Wikipedia

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