Definition of prokeimenon
: 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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