Hierophant

I was discussing my desire to have more intellectual conversations at work with a friend today and he offered me this word:

Hierophant:

  1. An ancient Greek priest who interpreted sacred mysteries, especially the priest of the Eleusinian mysteries.
  2. An interpreter of sacred mysteries or arcane knowledge.
  3. One who explains or makes a commentary.

hierophant. Dictionary.com. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hierophant (accessed: May 18, 2008)

Thank you for not talking about the weather.

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