anargyros

noun

an·​ar·​gy·​ros
äˈnäryēˌrȯs
plural anargyroi
-(ˌ)rē
Eastern Church
: one of thirteen saints who were mostly physicians said to have assisted the suffering and needy without accepting payment

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek, from Greek, adjective, without money, not accepting money, from an- + argyros silver, money

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anargyros was circa 1930

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“Anargyros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anargyros. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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