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

  1. :  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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