Other Word Forms of Catechumen
Origin of Catechumen
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”).
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
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