I try to understand the word "ecclesiastes".

What does it mean, besides being the name a book in the Bible?

What are its root(s), prefix, or suffix?

What is its etymology?

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It is from the Greek word that gave us "ecclesiastic", to render Hebrew qoheleth "one who addresses an assembly," (see etymonline or Wikipedia)

Ecclesiastic means "relating to priests and preachers", and this book is framed as a words of Solomon acting as preacher and describing and considering the actions and events of his reign.

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