Mystagogue
Mystagogue Mys"ta*gogue, n. [L. mystagogus, Gr. ?; ? one initiated in mysteries + ? leading, n., a leader, fr. ? to lead: cf. F. mystagogue. See 1st {Mystery}.] 1. One who interprets mysteries, especially of a religious kind. [1913 Webster]

2. One who keeps and shows church relics. [1913 Webster]


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  • mystagogue — [ mistagɔg ] n. m. • 1564; lat. mystagogus, gr. mustagôgos, de mustês « initié » et agein « conduire » ♦ Antiq. gr. Prêtre qui initiait aux mystères sacrés. ● mystagogue nom masculin (grec mustagôgos) Prêtre chargé d initier aux mystères dans les …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mystagogue — (n.) person who initiates into mysteries, 1550s, from L. mystagogus a guide to the mysteries, from Gk. mystagogos, from mystes one initiated into the mysteries (see MYSTERY (Cf. mystery) (1)) + agogos leading, a leader (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mystagogue — [mis′tə gäg΄, mis′təgôg΄] n. [Fr < L mystagogus < Gr mystagōgos < mystēs (see MYSTERY1) + agōgos, leader < agein: see ACT1] a person who interprets religious mysteries or initiates others into them mystagogic [mis΄təgäj′ik] adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • Mystagogue — A mystagogue (from Greek: μυσταγωγός person who initiates into mysteries ) is a person who initiates others into mystic beliefs, an educator or person who has knowledge of the Sacred Mysteries. Another word is Hierophant. In ancient mystery… …   Wikipedia

  • mystagogue — noun Etymology: Latin mystagogus, from Greek mystagōgos, from mystēs initiate (perhaps akin to Greek myein to be closed) + agein to lead more at agent Date: circa 1550 1. one who initiates another into a mystery cult 2. one who understands or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • MYSTAGOGUE — s. m. T. d Antiq. grecque. Prêtre qui initiait aux mystères de la religion …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • MYSTAGOGUE — n. m. T. d’Antiquité grecque Prêtre qui initiait aux mystères de la religion …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • mystagogue — mystagogy /mis teuh goh jee, goj ee/, mystagoguery /mis teuh gaw geuh ree, gog euh /, n. mystagogic /mis teuh goj ik/, mystagogical, adj. mystagogically, adv. /mis teuh gawg , gog /, n. 1. someone who instructs others before initiation into… …   Universalium

  • mystagogue — noun A person who prepares an initiate for entry into a mystery cult, or who teaches mystical doctrines …   Wiktionary

  • mystagogue — (mi sta go gh ) s. m. Terme d antiquité grecque. Prêtre qui initiait aux mystères de la religion.    Par extension, nom donné à ceux qui entreprennent d expliquer ce qu il y a de merveilleux dans chaque religion, et de donner un sens pratique et… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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