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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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 — more at know
First Known Use: 1601
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