orthros

noun, often capitalized
or·​thros | \ ˈȯrˌthrȯs \
variants: or orthron \ -​thrȯn \
plural orthroses or orthrons

Definition of orthros

: the morning office in the Eastern Orthodox Church somewhat corresponding to the Latin lauds

History and Etymology for orthros

orthros from Late Greek, from Greek, dawn, sunrise; orthron from Middle Greek or New Greek, alteration of Late Greek orthros; akin to Greek orthos straight, upright

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“Orthros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthros. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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