noun (plural startsy) Etymology: Russian, from staryĭ old — more at stour Date: 1917 a spiritual director or religious teacher in the Eastern Orthodox Church; specifically a spiritual adviser who is not necessarily a priest, who is recognized for his piety, and who is turned to by monks or laymen for spiritual guidance

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  • starets — [stär′yəts] n. pl. startsy [stärt′sē] Eastern Orthodox Ch. a spiritual advisor …   English World dictionary

  • Starets — A starets ( ru. стáрец, fem. стáреца) is an elder of a Russian Orthodox monastery who functions as venerated adviser and teacher. Startsy are charismatic spiritual leaders whose wisdom stems from intuition obtained from ascetic experience. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Stárets — San Sergio de Rádonezh fue probablemente el primer stárets ruso. Un stárets (vocablo ruso стáрец [stárets], pl стáрцы [stártsy], f стáрица [stáritsa]) es una persona de que desempeña su función como consejero y maestro en monasterios ortodoxos.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • starets — /stahr its, yits/, n., pl. startsy /stahrt see/. Russ. Orth. Ch. a religious teacher or counselor. [1915 20; < Russ stárets elder, deriv. of stáryi old] * * * ▪ Eastern Orthodox religion       (Slavic translation of Greek gerōn, “elder”), plural… …   Universalium

  • starets — sta•rets [[t]ˈstɑr ɪts, yɪts[/t]] n. pl. star•tsy [[t]ˈstɑrt si[/t]] rel a religious teacher or counselor in the Eastern Church, esp. the Russian Orthodox Church • Etymology: 1915–20; < Russ stárets elder, der. of stáryǐ old …   From formal English to slang

  • starets — Synonyms and related words: Methuselah, abecedarian, angel, antediluvian, antique, authority, back number, boss, bwana, certified teacher, chef, chief, church dignitary, conservative, dad, docent, doctor, dodo, dominie, don, ecclesiarch,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • starets — Eastern Orthodox spiritual advisor Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • starets — sta·rets …   English syllables

  • starets — noun a religious adviser (not necessarily a priest) in the Eastern Orthodox Church • Hypernyms: ↑adviser, ↑advisor, ↑consultant • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Rasputin, ↑Grigori Efimovich Rasputin …   Useful english dictionary

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