anagnost

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

anagnostes

Definition of anagnost

plural

anagnosts

\-sts\ or

anagnostae

\-ˌstī, -ē\
  1. :  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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