omophorion

noun
omo·​pho·​ri·​on | \ ˌōməˈfōrēən, ˌäm- \
plural omophoria\ -​ēə \

Definition of omophorion

: the distinctive vestment of bishops of the Eastern Church corresponding to the pallium of the Western Church but made in two forms and worn in one form or the other by all bishops during the celebration of liturgical offices

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History and Etymology for omophorion

Late Greek ōmophorion, from Greek ōm- om- + Late Greek -phorion (from Greek pherein to bear, carry)

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“Omophorion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omophorion. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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