simoniac

noun

si·​mo·​ni·​ac sī-ˈmō-nē-ˌak How to pronounce simoniac (audio)
sə-
: one who practices simony
simoniac adjective
or simoniacal
simoniacally adverb

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Simoniac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simoniac. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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