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A spiritual adviser, often a monk or religious hermit not necessarily a priest), in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Plural is ''startsy''. [Russian, elder, starets, from Old Church Slavonic starĭtsĭ, elder, from starŭ, old.]
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A spiritual adviser, often a monk or religious hermit (not necessarily a priest), in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Plural is ''startsy''. [Russian, elder, starets, from Old Church Slavonic starĭtsĭ, elder, from starŭ, old.]
 
==Source and Audio Pronunciation==
 
==Source and Audio Pronunciation==
 
http://www.answers.com/Starets
 
http://www.answers.com/Starets

Revision as of 11:59, August 23, 2005

A spiritual adviser, often a monk or religious hermit (not necessarily a priest), in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Plural is startsy. [Russian, elder, starets, from Old Church Slavonic starĭtsĭ, elder, from starŭ, old.]

Source and Audio Pronunciation

http://www.answers.com/Starets

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