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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Anag’nostes (Greek).
 
A domestic servant employed by the wealthy Romans to read to them at meals. Charlemagne had his reader; and monks and nuns were read to at meals. (Greek, anaginosko, to read.)   1
 


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