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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
PRONUNCIATION:(STAHR-its, -yits) plural startsy (STAHRT-see)
MEANING:noun: A religious teacher or adviser.
ETYMOLOGY:From Russian starets (elder). In the Eastern Orthodox Church a starets is a spiritual adviser who is not necessarily a priest.
USAGE:"Grigori Rasputin was neither mad nor a monk, but an unconventional starets."
Cecilia Rasmussen; Shadowed by Rasputin's Evil Reputation; Los Angeles Times; Oct 10, 1999.
See more usage examples of starets in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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