Catechumen meaning

kătĭ-kyo͝omən
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One who is being taught the principles of Christianity.
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One who is being instructed in a subject at an elementary level.
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A person, esp. an adult, receiving instruction in the fundamentals of Christianity before baptism or confirmation.
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A person receiving instruction in the fundamentals of any subject.
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A convert to Christianity under instruction before baptism; a young Christian preparing for confirmation.
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Origin of catechumen

  • Middle English cathecumine from Old French catechumene from Latin catēchūmenus from Greek katēkhoumenos present passive participle of katēkhein to instruct catechize

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French catéchumène or ecclesiastical Latin catechumenus, from Ancient Greek κατηχούμενος (katēkhoumenos, “being instructed”), present participle passive of κατηχέω (katēkheō, “sound through, instruct orally, catechise”), from κατά (kata, “down”) + ἠχή (ēkhē, “sound”).

    From Wiktionary