noun sceuo·pho·rion \ˌskevəˈfȯrˌyȯn\

Definition of sceuophorion



  1. :  a receptacle used in the Eastern Orthodox Church and corresponding to the pyx

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Origin and Etymology of sceuophorion

Middle Greek skeuophorion, from Greek, yoke placed over the shoulders for carrying pails, from skeuos vessel, utensil + -phorion (from pherein to carry) — more at skeuomorph, bear

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