dikerion

noun di·ke·ri·on \ t͟hēˈkēryȯn \
variants: or dicerion \dīˈsirēˌän\

Definition of dikerion

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

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Origin and Etymology of dikerion

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


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