tro·​pa·​rion | \ trȯˈpär(ˌ)yȯn \
plural troparia\ -​yä \

Definition of troparion

: a short hymn in rhythmic prose sung or chanted liturgically in the Eastern Orthodox Church specifically : a stanza of an ode (see ode sense 2)

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First Known Use of troparion

1762, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for troparion

Late Greek, diminutive of Greek tropos trope

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“Troparion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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