synaxarion

noun

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
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Synaxarion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synaxarion. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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