( 347?-407); Gr. church father: archbishop of Constantinople (398-404): his day is Sept. 13
Origin of Chrysostom; from Classical Greek chrysostomos, golden-mouthed ; from chrysos, gold (see chrysalis) + stoma, mouth (see stoma): epithet earned for eloquence in preaching
- the epithet of John Chrysostom, Dio Chrysostom and several other people, given to them for their eloquence
From Ancient Greek Χρυσόστομος (Khrusostomos, literally “golden-mouthed”).