Falling Asleep

noun

: an Eastern Church feast celebrating the corporeal assumption of the Virgin Mary that is observed on August 15 and that corresponds to the Western feast of the Assumption

Word History

Etymology

translation of Middle Greek koimēsis

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“Falling Asleep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Falling%20Asleep. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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