dikerion

noun

di·​ke·​ri·​on
t͟hēˈkēryȯn
variants or dicerion
dīˈsirēˌän
plural dikeria
-yȧ
or diceria
-ēə
Eastern Orthodox Church
: a two-branched candlestick symbolizing the divine and human natures in Christ used by the bishop for blessing during the service compare trikerion

Word History

Etymology

New Greek dikērion, from Greek di + Late Greek kērion wax candle, from Greek, honeycomb, from kēros wax

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“Dikerion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dikerion. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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