Origin of mystagogueFrench from Classical Latin mystagogus from Classical Greek mystag?gos from myst?s (see mystery) + ag?gos, leader from agein: see act
- One who prepares candidates for initiation into a mystery cult.
- One who holds or spreads mystical doctrines.
Origin of mystagogueFrom Latin mystagōgus from Greek mustagōgos mustēs an initiate ; see mystery 1. agōgos guide, leader ( from agein to lead ; see ag- in Indo-European roots.)
- A person who prepares an initiate for entry into a mystery cult, or who teaches mystical doctrines
- One who keeps and shows church relics.
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