variants or tricerion
plural trikeria
or triceria
: a three-branched candlestick symbolizing the Trinity and used in the Eastern Orthodox Church by bishops (as in pronouncing a benediction)

Word History


Middle Greek trikērion, from Greek tri- three + Middle Greek kērion wax candle, from Greek, honeycomb, from kēros wax

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“Trikerion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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