Definition of Prester John in English:

Prester John

Syllabification: Pres·ter John
Pronunciation: /ˈprestər ˈjän
 
/
  • A legendary medieval Christian king of Asia (and, later, of Ethiopia), said to have defeated the Muslims and to be destined to bring help to the Holy Land.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French prestre Jehan, from medieval Latin presbyter Johannes 'priest John'.

More definitions of Prester John

Definition of Prester John in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space