syn·cel·lus | \sə̇nˈseləs\
plural syncelli\-eˌlī \

Definition of syncellus 

: a diocesan official in the Eastern Church serving usually as the secretary and chaplain of a bishop or metropolitan

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History and Etymology for syncellus

Medieval Latin, from Middle Greek synkellos, from Late Greek, cell mate, from Greek syn- + Late Greek kella cell, from Latin cella

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