plural Menaia
: 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

Word History


Middle Greek mēnaion, from neuter of mēnaios monthly, from Greek mēn month

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“Menaion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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