simoniac

noun
si·mo·ni·ac | \sī-ˈmō-nē-ˌak, sə-\

Definition of simoniac 

: one who practices simony

Other Words from simoniac

simoniac or simoniacal \ˌsī-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl, ˌsi- \ adjective
simoniacally \ˌsī-mə-ˈnī-ə-k(ə-)lē, ˌsi- \ adverb

First Known Use of simoniac

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for simoniac

Middle English, from Medieval Latin simoniacus, from Late Latin simonia simony

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about simoniac

Dictionary Entries near simoniac

simnel

simoleon

Simon

simoniac

Simonian

Simonianism

Simonides

Statistics for simoniac

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for simoniac

The first known use of simoniac was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on simoniac

See words that rhyme with simoniac

Comments on simoniac

What made you want to look up simoniac? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!