an·​ag·​nost | \ ˈaˌnagˌnäst \
variants: or anagnostes \ ˌ⸗ˌ⸗ˈnäˌstēz \
plural anagnosts\ -​sts \ or anagnostae\ -​ˌstī , -​ē \

Definition of anagnost

: 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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First Known Use of anagnost

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Anagnost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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