plural troparia
: 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)

Word History


Late Greek, diminutive of Greek tropos trope

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of troparion was in 1762

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“Troparion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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