synaxarion

noun syn·ax·a·rion \ ˌsēˌnäkˈsär(ˌ)yȯ(n) , ˌsiˌnakˈsa(a)rēən \
variants: or synaxary \sə̇ˈnaksərē\ or synaxarium \ˌsiˌnakˈsa(a)rēəm\

Definition of synaxarion

plural synaxaria \-är(ˌ)yä, -äryə, -a(a)rēə\ or synaxaries
:a short narrative of the life of a saint or exposition of a feast included in the Menaion and read in religious services of the Eastern Orthodox Church; also :a liturgical book containing such narratives

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Origin and Etymology of synaxarion

synaxarion from Middle Greek, from synaxis + -arion -ary (from Latin -arium); synaxary, synaxarium from Medieval Latin synaxarium, from Middle Greek synaxarion


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