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Saltos de línea: vow¦ess
Pronunciación: /ˈvaʊɛs

Definición de vowess en inglés:


A woman who took religious vows or a vow of chastity.
Example sentences
  • She was divorced and avoided marriage for the rest of her life, becoming a vowess.
  • This discourse of spiritual marriage to Christ might also be used by a widow desiring to avoid remarriage by becoming a vowess.
  • Vowesses were often widows but not always.


early 16th century: from vow + -ess1.

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