plural -s
usually capitalized : a ceremony observed in monasteries of the Eastern Church at the first morning meal in honor of the Virgin Mary in which a loaf on a plate is elevated before being shared among participants

Word History


Late Greek Panagia Virgin Mary, from feminine of Greek panagios all-holy, from pan- + hagios holy

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“Panagia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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