akoluthia

noun ako·lu·thia
variants: or akolouthia \ˌä-kə-(ˌ)lü-ˈthē-ə\

Definition of akoluthia

plural -s
1 :a set order or traditional arrangement of a religious service in the Eastern Church
2 : divine office

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Origin and Etymology of akoluthia

Middle Greek akolouthia, from Greek, sequence, from akolouthos following, from ha-, a- together + keleuthos path; akin to Greek homos same and to Lithuanian keliánti to travel and perhaps to Greek kellein to drive


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