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 2)
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Origin and Etymology of troparion
Late Greek, diminutive of Greek tropos trope
First Known Use: 1762
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