from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A reader; a prelector; one employed to read aloud; the reader of the lessons in church.

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  • noun a cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)


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  • Coming to the landing, I saw two cataphracts, an anagnost reading prayers, Master Gurloes, and a young woman.

    The Shadow of the Torturer Wolfe, Gene 1980

  • The anagnost tried to follow us down the corridor, but Master Gurloes prevented him.

    The Shadow of the Torturer Wolfe, Gene 1980


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  • No chance for more sanctity’s lost,

    So meals of the monks are not sauced

    Except by what's heard -

    The seasoning Word

    In the voice of the mild anagnost.

    September 21, 2015

  • Somewhat surprised there's no pronunciation audio for this word...

    September 22, 2015