koimesis

noun

koi·​me·​sis
ˈkēmēsə̇s
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

Word History

Etymology

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 17 Jul. 2024.

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