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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“Synaxarion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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