apolytikion

noun
apo·​ly·​ti·​kion | \ ˌäˌpȯlēˈtēˌkyȯn\
plural apolytikia\ -​yä \

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

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History and Etymology for apolytikion

Middle Greek, alteration of apolytikon, from neuter of apolytikos absolving, dismissing, from Greek apolytos freed, dismissed (from apolyein to dismiss) + -ikos -ic

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