What does hierophant mean?

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?ha? ?r ??f?nt, ?ha? r?-, ha???r ? f?nthi·ero·phant

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  1. Hierophant(n.)

    an advocate or spokesperson.

    Etymology: [L. hierophanta, hierophantes, Gr. "ierofa`nths; "iero`s sacred + fai`nein to show, make known: cf. F. hirophante.]

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  1. hierophant(Noun)

    An ancient Greek priest who interpreted sacred mysteries, especially the priest of the .

    Etymology: From ?εροφ?ντη?, from ?ερ?? + φα?νω

  2. hierophant(Noun)

    An interpreter of sacred mysteries or arcane knowledge.

    Etymology: From ?εροφ?ντη?, from ?ερ?? + φα?νω

  3. hierophant(Noun)

    One who explains or makes a commentary.

    Etymology: From ?εροφ?ντη?, from ?ερ?? + φα?νω

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  1. Hierophant

    A hierophant (Ancient Greek: ?εροφ?ντη?) is a person who brings religious congregants into the presence of that which is deemed holy. The word comes from ancient Greece, where it was constructed from the combination of ta hiera, "the holy", and phainein, "to show". A hierophant is an interpreter of sacred mysteries and arcane principles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hierophant(noun)

    the presiding priest who initiated candidates at the Eleusinian mysteries; hence, one who teaches the mysteries and duties of religion

    Etymology: [L. hierophanta, hierophantes, Gr. "ierofa`nths; "iero`s sacred + fai`nein to show, make known: cf. F. hirophante.]

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  1. Hierophant

    A hierophant is a person who brings religious congregants into the presence of that which is deemed holy. The word comes from Ancient Greece, where it was constructed from the combination of ta hiera, "the holy," and phainein, "to show." In Attica it was the title of the chief priest at the Eleusinian Mysteries. A hierophant is an interpreter of sacred mysteries and arcane principles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hierophant

    hī′ėr-o-fant, n. one who shows or reveals sacred things: a priest.—adj. Hierophant′ic, belonging to or relating to hierophants. [Gr. hierophantēshieros, sacred, phainein, to show.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hierophant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hierophant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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