koimesis

noun koi·me·sis \ ˈkēmēsə̇s \

Definition of koimesis

plural -es
: 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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Origin and Etymology of koimesis

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


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