variants: or akolouthia \ ˌä-​kə-​(ˌ)lü-​ˈthē-​ə \
plural -s

Definition of akoluthia

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

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First Known Use of akoluthia

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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“Akoluthia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akoluthia. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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