Definition of octoechos
: a liturgical book of the Eastern Orthodox Church attributed to St. John of Damascus and containing all hymns to be used at offices throughout the whole week
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Origin and Etymology of octoechos
New Greek oktōēchos, oktaēchos, from Greek okta- octa- + ēchos sound — more at echo
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