Meaning of hierophant

hi•er•o•phant

Pronunciation: (hī'ur-u-fant", hī'ru-, hī-er'u-), [key]
— n.
  1. (in ancient Greece) an official expounder of rites of worship and sacrifice.
  2. any interpreter of sacred mysteries or esoteric principles; mystagogue.
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