theotokion

noun
theo·to·kion | \ˌtheȯˈtȯˌkyȯn, -tȯˈkēˌȯn\
plural theotokia\-(ˌ)kyä, -ˈkē(ˌ)ä \

Definition of theotokion 

: 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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History and Etymology for theotokion

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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