Euchite

noun
Eu·​chite | \ ˈyüˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of Euchite

1 : one of an ecstatic mendicant vagrant Christian sect of the 4th to the 8th centuries in Mesopotamia, Syria, and Asia Minor that believed man's congenital devil could be expelled only by unremitting prayer
2 : one of an 11th century Thracian sect similar to the Euchite and probably descended from it through 8th and 10th century migrations

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History and Etymology for Euchite

Late Greek euchitēs, from Greek euchē prayer, vow (from euchesthai to pray, vow) + -itēs -ite

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“Euchite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Euchite. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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