collyba

plural noun

col·​ly·​ba
variants or colyba
ˈkäləbə
: small sweet cakes made of crushed wheat, raisins, nuts, almonds, and honey, and blessed and distributed on certain commemorative occasions in the Eastern Church

Word History

Etymology

Greek kollyba sweet cakes, plural of kollybon, probably alteration of kollybos small coin

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“Collyba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collyba. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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