an·​ar·​gy·​ros | \ äˈnäryēˌrȯs\
plural anargyroi\ -​(ˌ)rē \

Definition of anargyros

Eastern Church
: one of thirteen saints who were mostly physicians said to have assisted the suffering and needy without accepting payment

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First Known Use of anargyros

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anargyros

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

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