ep·​opt | \ ˈeˌpäpt\
plural -s

Definition of epopt

1 plural also epoptae\ eˈpäpˌtē\ or epoptai\ eˈpäpˌtī\ : an initiate in the highest grade of the Eleusinian mysteries
2 : one instructed in a secret system

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History and Etymology for epopt

Greek epoptēs, literally, overseer, watcher, from epopteuein to watch, supervise, be admitted to the highest grade of the Eleusinian mysteries, from epi- + opteuein to see

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