fossarian


fossarian
clergyman moonlighting as a gravedigger

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • fossarian — /fo sair ee euhn, faw /, n. fossor. [ < LL fossari(us) (see FOSSA1, ARY) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • fossarian — fos·sar·i·an …   English syllables

  • fossarian — ēən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin fossarius fossor (from Latin fossa + arius ary) + English an : fossor * * * /fo sair ee euhn, faw /, n. fossor. [ < LL fossari( …   Useful english dictionary

  • fossor — /fos euhr/, n. (in the early Christian church) a minor clergyman employed as a gravedigger. Also called fossarian. [1850 55; < L: digger (LL: gravedigger), equiv. to fod(ere) to dig + tor TOR, with dt > ss] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ecclesiastical Terms — Christianity is an institution of extraordinary duration and complexity (not to mention insularity) and, over the past 2000 years, has developed its own extensive vocabulary that is largely incomprehensible to laypersons. This surprisingly large… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • parafossarulus — |parəˌfä|sar(y)ələs noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from para (I) + Fossarulus genus of snails, diminutive of Late Latin fossarius fossor more at fossarian : a genus of East Asian freshwater snails (family Bulimidae) including… …   Useful english dictionary


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