theotokion

noun theo·to·kion \ˌtheȯˈtȯˌkyȯn, -tȯˈkēˌȯn\

Definition of theotokion

plural

theotokia

\-(ˌ)kyä, -ˈkē(ˌ)ä\
  1. :  a hymn of the Eastern Church ascribing praise to the Virgin Mary as the Mother of God and forming the final troparion of a canonical ode

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Origin and Etymology of theotokion

Middle Greek, from Late Greek theotokos bearer of God (epithet of the Virgin Mary), from Greek the- + -tokos (from tiktein to bear, beget) — more at thane


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