mystagogue

noun
mys·ta·gogue | \ ˈmis-tə-ˌgäg \

Definition of mystagogue 

1 : one who initiates another into a mystery cult

2 : one who understands or teaches mystical doctrines

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mystagogy \-ˌgä-jē, -ˌgō- \ noun

First Known Use of mystagogue

circa 1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mystagogue

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

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The first known use of mystagogue was circa 1540

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