plural apolytikia
: 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

Word History


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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“Apolytikion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apolytikion. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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