anagnost

noun an·ag·nost \ ˈaˌnagˌnäst \
variants: or anagnostes

Definition of anagnost

plural anagnosts \-sts\ or anagnostae \-ˌstī, \
:a cleric in the first of the minor orders of the Eastern Church who reads lessons aloud from the Epistles or the Old Testament in the liturgy

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Origin and Etymology of anagnost

Late Greek anagnōstēs, from Greek, reader, slave trained to read, secretary, from anagignōskein to read, from ana- + gignōskein to know


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