plural acroamata
: an acroamatic teaching or doctrine

Word History


Greek akroama, literally, something heard, from akroasthai to listen; probably akin to Greek akros topmost and to Greek ous ear

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acroama was in 1579

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“Acroama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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