syn·ax·a·rion | \ˌsēˌnäkˈsär(ˌ)yȯ(n), ˌsiˌnakˈsa(a)rēən\
variants: or synaxary \sə̇ˈnaksərē \ or synaxarium \ˌsiˌnakˈsa(a)rēəm \
plural synaxaria\-är(ˌ)yä, -äryə, -a(a)rēə \ or synaxaries

Definition of synaxarion 

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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