plural -s
Eastern Orthodox Church
: a rhombic vestment usually of stiff material worn by a bishop or certain other ecclesiastical dignitaries on the right hip as a sign of authority and rank

Word History


New Greek, diminutive of Late Greek epigonatis kneecap, from Greek epi- + gonat-, gony knee

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“Epigonation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigonation. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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