fossor

[ fos-er ]
/ ˈfɒs ər /

noun

(in the early Christian church) a minor clergyman employed as a gravedigger.

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anchorite
Also called fossarian.

Origin of fossor

1850–55; < Latin: digger (Late Latin: gravedigger), equivalent to fod(ere) to dig + -tor -tor, with dt > ss
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