Definitions

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  • n. An initiate in the Eleusinian Mysteries; one who has attended the epopteia.
  • n. One instructed in the mysteries of a secret system.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One instructed in the mysteries of a secret system.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A seer; one initiated into the secrets of any mystical system.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἐπόπτης (epoptes, "initiate into mysteries") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Was it not possible Ymar had reached the Phoenix Throne only because some epopt -- myself -- had prophesied he would?

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • The third degree of Ancient Craft Masonry, analogous to the epopt of the ancient Mysteries.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • The candidate, who had previously been called a _mystes_, or a _blind man_, from μίω, to _shut the eyes_, began at this point to change his title to that of an _epopt_, or an _eye-witness_.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • The candidate was here called an _epopt_, or eye-witness, because nothing was now hidden from him; and hence he may be compared to the Master Mason, of whom Hutchinson says that "he has discovered the knowledge of God and his salvation, and been redeemed from the death of sin and the sepulchre of pollution and unrighteousness."

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • "Among the initiates of religion it is said, 'You are an epopt always.'

    The Shadow of the Torturer

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  • One instructed in a secret system.

    May 12, 2008