trikerion

noun
tri·​ke·​rion | \ trēˈkēryȯn \
variants: or tricerion \ trīˈsirēˌän \
plural trikeria\ -​yȧ \ or triceria\ -​ēə \

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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History and Etymology for trikerion

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

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“Trikerion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trikerion. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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