αναγνώστης

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learnedly, from Hellenistic Koine Greek ἀναγνώστης (anagnṓstēs, reader, usually a slave trained to read)[1] (1st century BC), from ἀνάγνωσ(ις) (anágnōs(is), recognition; reading, reading aloud) + -της (-tēs).[2]
The ecclesiastic term, since the mediaeval times.[3]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.naˈɣno.stis/
  • Hyphenation: α‧να‧γνώ‧στης

NounEdit

αναγνώστης (anagnóstism (plural αναγνώστες, feminine αναγνώστρια)

  1. (books, magazines, Internet) reader (someone who reads a written publication or website)
    Δωρεάν CD για τους αναγνώστες μας σήμερα.
    Doreán CD gia tous anagnóstes mas símera.
    A free CD for our readers today.
  2. (in the plural) readership
  3. (Christianity) lay reader (person who is not ordained but is appointed to lead Church services)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ αναγνώστηςΛεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ :ανάγνωση" - Babiniotis, Georgios (2010), “αναγνώστης”, in Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas [Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek] (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre
  3. ^ αναγνώστης - Georgakas, Demetrius, 1908-1990 (1960-2009) A Modern Greek-English Dictionary [MGED online, 2009. letter α only], Centre for the Greek language

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