encolpion

noun
en·​col·​pion
variants: or enkolpion \ eŋˈkȯlpˌyȯn \
plural encolpia or enkolpia\ -​ˌyä \

Definition of encolpion

: a medallion bearing a sacred picture that is worn on the breast of a bishop of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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History and Etymology for encolpion

Middle Greek enkolpion, from Greek, neuter of enkolpios in or on the bosom, from en in + -kolpios (from kolpos bosom)

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“Encolpion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encolpion. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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