syn·​thro·​non | \ ˈsin(t)thrəˌnän, ˈsēnthrȯnȯn \
variants: or synthronus \ ˈsin(t)thrənəs \ or synthronos \ ˈsin(t)thrəˌnäs , ˈsēnthrȯnȯs \
plural synthroni\ ˈsin(t)thrəˌnī \ also synthronoi\ ˈsin(t)thrəˌnȯi , ˈsēnthrənē \

Definition of synthronon

: a structure in a church combining the bishop's throne and clergy stalls placed behind the altar against the east wall and now found chiefly in Eastern churches

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History and Etymology for synthronon

Middle Greek synthronon, synthronos, from Greek syn- + thronos throne

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“Synthronon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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