ana·​lo·​gi·​on | \ ˌänəˌlȯˈyēˌȯn, -əˈlȯˌyȯn \
plural analogia\ -​ˌlȯˈyēˌä , -​ˈlȯˌyä \ or analogions

Definition of analogion

: a stand on which choir singers in the Eastern Church keep their books

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First Known Use of analogion

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for analogion

Greek analogeion reading desk, from analegesthai to read through, from ana- + legein to gather, speak

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“Analogion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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