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mystagogue

[mis-tuh-gawg, -gog] /ˈmɪs təˌgɔg, -ˌgɒg/
noun
1.
someone who instructs others before initiation into religious mysteries or before participation in the sacraments.
2.
a person whose teachings are said to be founded on mystical revelations.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin mystagōgus < Greek mystagōgós, equivalent to mýst(ēs) (see mystic) + ágōgos -agogue
Related forms
mystagogy
[mis-tuh-goh-jee, -goj-ee] /ˈmɪs təˌgoʊ dʒi, -ˌgɒdʒ i/ (Show IPA),
mystagoguery
[mis-tuh-gaw-guh-ree, -gog-uh-] /ˈmɪs təˌgɔ gə ri, -ˌgɒg ə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
mystagogic
[mis-tuh-goj-ik] /ˌmɪs təˈgɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
mystagogical, adjective
mystagogically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mystagogue

mystagogue

/ˈmɪstəˌɡɒɡ/
noun
1.
(in Mediterranean mystery religions) a person who instructs those who are preparing for initiation into the mysteries
Derived Forms
mystagogic (ˌmɪstəˈɡɒdʒɪk), mystagogical, adjective
mystagogically, adverb
mystagogy (ˈmɪstəˌɡɒdʒɪ) noun
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek mustagōgos, from mustēs candidate for initiation + agein to lead. See mystic
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Word Origin and History for mystagogue
n.

"person who initiates into mysteries," 1550s, from Latin mystagogus "a guide to the mysteries," from Greek mystagogos, from mystes "one initiated into the mysteries" (see mystery (n.1)) + agogos "leading, a leader" (see act (n.)). Related: Mystagogic; mystagogical; mystagogy; mystagoguery.

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