diaken

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: di‧a‧ken

Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastical Latin diaconus, from Ancient Greek διᾱ́κονος (diā́konos, servant, minister).

Noun[edit]

diaken m (plural diakenen or diakens, diminutive diakentje n)

  1. (Protestantism) deacon, person involved in an ecclesiastical lay office for social affairs and charity
  2. (Roman Catholicism) deacon, male in an unordained clerical office qualified for parish work

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