plural theotokia
: 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

Word History


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

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“Theotokion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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