dikerion

noun
di·​ke·​ri·​on | \ t͟hēˈkēryȯn \
variants: or dicerion \ dīˈsirēˌän \
plural dikeria\ -​yȧ \ or diceria\ -​ēə \

Definition of dikerion

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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History and Etymology for dikerion

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 4 Jul. 2022.

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