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hierodule

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noun hi·ero·dule \ˈhī-(ə-)rō-ˌdül, hī-ˈer-ə-, -ˌdyül\

Definition of hierodule

  1. :  a slave or prostitute in the service of a temple (as in ancient Greece)



Origin of hierodule

Late Latin hierodulus, from Greek hierodoulos, from hieron temple + doulos slave


First Known Use: 1835


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