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

mystagogy

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


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