Hypapante

noun Hy·pa·pan·te \ˌēpəˌpänˈdē\

Definition of Hypapante

plural

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  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at apantesis


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