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jconway commented on the word gyrovague
A gyrovague is a wandering monk from the early Middle Ages. They were despised for their practice of selling fake relics.
July 5, 2009
brightshade commented on the word gyrovague
Wandering, itinerant monks "without fixed residence or leadership, who relied on charity and the hospitality of others." (Wikipedia, that not-always-reliable-source). Featured on episode #1124 of NPR's Says You.
June 23, 2009