noun Me·nai·on \mə̇ˈnāˌȯn\

Definition of Menaion



  1. :  a collection of hymns and collects for all days of the year in the Eastern Orthodox Church arranged in calendar order and usually divided into 12 volumes each for a different month and each containing the proper of the immovable feasts of Christ or the saints for the month; also :  any of these volumes

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Origin and Etymology of menaion

Middle Greek mēnaion, from neuter of mēnaios monthly, from Greek mēn month — more at moon

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