akoluthia

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

akolouthia

\ˌä-kə-(ˌ)lü-ˈthē-ə\

Definition of akoluthia

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a set order or traditional arrangement of a religious service in the Eastern Church

  2. 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 — more at same, hold


First Known Use: 1915


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