koimesis

noun
koi·​me·​sis | \ ˈkēmēsə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of koimesis

: a feast in the Eastern Orthodox Church commemorating the death and the corporeal assumption of the Virgin Mary now celebrated on August 15

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History and Etymology for koimesis

Middle Greek koimēsis, from Greek, sleep, sleep of death, from koiman to put to sleep

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“Koimesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koimesis. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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