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noun (1)

plural -s
: a platform or a raised part of the floor in front of the inner sanctuary in an Eastern Orthodox church on which the singers stand and the faithful receive communion


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noun (2)

: the type genus of Soleidae

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle Greek, from Latin, sandal, sill

Noun (2)

New Latin, from Latin, a kind of flatfish

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“Solea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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