synthronon

noun syn·thro·non \ˈsin(t)thrəˌnän, ˈsēnthrȯnȯn\
variants: or

synthronus

\ˈsin(t)thrənəs\ or

synthronos

\ˈsin(t)thrəˌnäs, ˈsēnthrȯnȯs\

Definition of synthronon

plural

synthroni

\ˈsin(t)thrəˌnī\ also

synthronoi

\ˈsin(t)thrəˌnȯi, ˈsēnthrənē\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of synthronon

Middle Greek synthronon, synthronos, from Greek syn- + thronos throne — more at firm


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