encolpion

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

enkolpion

\eŋˈkȯlpˌyȯn\

Definition of encolpion

plural

encolpia

or

enkolpia

\-ˌyä\
  1. :  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) — more at in, gulf


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