Definition of apolytikion
: the concluding hymn sung in the Eastern Church at the end of offices (such as matins and vespers) and varying from day to day according to the calendar
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of apolytikion
Middle Greek, alteration of apolytikon, from neuter of apolytikos absolving, dismissing, from Greek apolytos freed, dismissed (from apolyein to dismiss) + -ikos -ic
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up apolytikion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).