trikerion

noun tri·ke·rion \trēˈkēryȯn\
variants: or

tricerion

\trīˈsirēˌän\

Definition of trikerion

plural

trikeria

\-yȧ\ or

triceria

\-ēə\
  1. :  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 — more at tri-, cereus


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