par·a·bo·la·nus | \ˌparəbōˈlänəs\
plural parabolani\-ä(ˌ)nē \

Definition of parabolanus 

: an official or a member of a brotherhood in the early church devoted to the care of the sick especially in infectious or contagious cases

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History and Etymology for parabolanus

Late Latin parabolanus, parabalanus, probably from (assumed) Late Greek parabalaneus, from Greek para- para- entry 1 + balaneus bathhouse servant, from balaneion bathhouse, hot bath

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