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

Word History


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 3 Oct. 2023.

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