prokeimenon

noun pro·kei·me·non \prōˈkīməˌnän\

Definition of prokeimenon

plural

prokeimena

\-nə\
  1. :  a short anthem sung in Eastern churches before the reading of a passage from the Acts, the Epistles, or the Apocalypse

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Origin and Etymology of prokeimenon

Late Greek, from Greek, neuter of prokeimenōs, present participle of prokeisthai to lie before, precede, from pro- 1pro- + keisthai to lie — more at cemetery


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