mystagogue


mys·ta·gogue

noun \ˈmis-tə-ˌgäg\

Definition of MYSTAGOGUE

1
:  one who initiates another into a mystery cult
2
:  one who understands or teaches mystical doctrines
mys·ta·go·gy \-ˌgä-jē, -ˌgō-\ noun

Origin 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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