Skoptsy

plural noun Skop·tsy \(ˌ)skäpt¦sē\

Definition of Skoptsy

  1. :  members of an ascetic religious sect of dissenters from the Russian Orthodox Church dating probably from the 18th century and stressing sexual abstinence

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Origin and Etymology of skoptsy

Russian, plural of skopets, literally, eunuch; akin to Old Slavic skopiti to castrate — more at capon


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