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mystagogue

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noun mys·ta·gogue \ˈmis-tə-ˌgäg\

Definition of mystagogue

  1. 1 :  one who initiates another into a mystery cult

  2. 2 :  one who understands or teaches mystical doctrines

mystagogy

play \-ˌgä-jē, -ˌgō-\ noun


Origin and Etymology of mystagogue

Latin mystagogus, from Greek mystagōgos, from mystēs initiate (perhaps akin to Greek myein to be closed) + agein to lead — more at agent


First Known Use: circa 1550


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