noun mys·ta·gogue \ˈmis-tə-ˌgäg\

Definition of mystagogue

  1. 1 :  one who initiates another into a mystery cult

  2. 2 :  one who understands or teaches mystical doctrines


play \-ˌgä-jē, -ˌgō-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of mystagogue

Latin mystagogus, from Greek mystagōgos, from mystēs initiate (perhaps akin to Greek myein to be closed) + agein to lead — more at agent

First Known Use: circa 1540

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