semantron

noun se·man·tron \sə̇ˈman‧ˌträn\

Definition of semantron

plural

-s

  1. :  a wooden plank or an iron bar that gives a sound like a gong when struck with a mallet and that takes the place of a bell in Eastern Orthodox churches

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Origin and Etymology of semantron

Late Greek sēmantron sign, signal, semantron, from Greek, seal, sign, from sēmainein to signify


First Known Use: 1849


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