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hierodule

[hahy-er-uh-dool, -dyool, hahy-ruh-] /ˈhaɪ ər əˌdul, -ˌdyul, ˈhaɪ rə-/
noun
1.
a slave in service in an ancient Greek temple.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek hieródoulos temple slave, equivalent to hieró(n) temple + doúlos slave
Related forms
hierodulic, adjective
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hierodule

/ˈhaɪərəˌdjuːl/
noun
1.
(in ancient Greece) a temple slave, esp a sacral prostitute
Derived Forms
hierodulic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek hierodoulos, from hiero- + doulos slave
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