akoluthia

noun

ako·​lu·​thia
variants or akolouthia
ˌä-kə-(ˌ)lü-ˈthē-ə
plural -s
1
: a set order or traditional arrangement of a religious service in the Eastern Church
2
: divine office

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of akoluthia was in 1915

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“Akoluthia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akoluthia. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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