Hy·​pa·​pan·​te | \ ˌēpəˌpänˈdē \
plural -s

Definition of Hypapante

: a feast celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church on February 2 commemorating primarily the presentation of Jesus and his meeting Simeon and Anna in the temple and secondarily the purification of the Virgin Mary — compare candlemas

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History and Etymology for Hypapante

Late Latin or Late Greek; Late Latin hypapante, from Late Greek hypapantē, literally, meeting, from Greek hypapantan to meet, from hypo- + apantan to meet

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“Hypapante.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypapante. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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