Khlyst

noun \ˈklist\

Definition of Khlyst

plural

Khlysty

\kliˈstē\ or

Khlysts

  1. :  a member of a secret Russian Christian sect that originated in the 17th century or earlier, taught that God becomes incarnate in many Christs through their suffering, and followed ascetic and ecstatic practices

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Origin and Etymology of khlyst

Russian, literally, whip, probably of imitative origin


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