apolytikion

noun apo·ly·ti·kion \ˌäˌpȯlēˈtēˌkyȯn\

Definition of apolytikion

plural

apolytikia

\-yä\
  1. :  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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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


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