syncellus

noun syn·cel·lus \ sə̇nˈseləs \

Definition of syncellus

plural syncelli \-eˌlī\
: a diocesan official in the Eastern Church serving usually as the secretary and chaplain of a bishop or metropolitan

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Origin and Etymology of 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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