variants or apolusis
: the ceremony in the Eastern Church of washing away the baptismal chrism performed by a priest on the eighth day after baptism

Word History


Middle Greek apolousis, from Greek, act of washing off, from apolouein to wash off, from apo- + louein to wash

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“Apolousis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apolousis. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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