Origin of hierophant
Examples from the Web for hierophantic
Abundant information is also supplied on this subject by that hierophantic naturalist, Aldrovandus, de Quadrup.
Peace of the druid priests of Cymbeline: hierophantic: from wide earth an altar.Ulysses|James Joyce
Few of my readers would understand these hierophantic words, were I to leave them unexplained.What is Property?|P. J. Proudhon
Word Origin for hierophant
1775, from Greek herophantikos, from hierophantes (see hierophant).
"expounder of sacred mysteries," 1670s, from Late Latin hierophantes, from Greek hierophantes "one who teaches the rites of sacrifice and worship," literally "one who shows sacred things," from hieros "sacred" (see ire) + phainein "to reveal, bring to light" (see phantasm). In modern use, "expounder of esoteric doctrines," from 1822.