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diaken, noun

Plurals:
diakens, ‖diakenen.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch.
A deacon in the Dutch Reformed church.
[1877 F. Jeppe Tvl Bk Almanac & Dir. (1976) 38The Church is ruled by a General Church Meeting (Algemeene Kerk Vergadering) consisting of the clergy, the half of the serving Churchwardens (Dienst doende Ouderlingen) and two Deacons (Diakenen) from each congregation.]
1989 F.G. Butler Tales from Old Karoo 28‘You see his hands?’ said my Uncle ‘— clasped behind his back like a diaken with a big moral problem on his mind?’
A deacon in the Dutch Reformed church.

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