Definition of trikerion
: a three-branched candlestick symbolizing the Trinity and used in the Eastern Orthodox Church by bishops (as in pronouncing a benediction)
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Origin and Etymology of trikerion
Middle Greek trikērion, from Greek tri- three + Middle Greek kērion wax candle, from Greek, honeycomb, from kēros wax
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