syncellus

noun
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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“Syncellus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syncellus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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