beadsman

noun
beads·​man | \ ˈbēdz-mən How to pronounce beadsman (audio) \

Definition of beadsman

archaic
: one who prays for another

First Known Use of beadsman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beadsman

Middle English bedeman, from bede "prayer, prayer bead" + man man entry 1 — more at bead entry 1

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“Beadsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beadsman. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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