encolpion

noun en·col·pion
variants: or enkolpion \eŋˈkȯlpˌyȯn\

Definition of encolpion

plural encolpia or enkolpia \-ˌyä\
:a medallion bearing a sacred picture that is worn on the breast of a bishop of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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Origin and Etymology of 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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