dormition

Main Entry:  dormition
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  falling asleep; sleeping; figuratively, death
Etymology:  French dormire 'to sleep'
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dormition

noun
celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Assumption in the Roman Catholic Church and is also celebrated on August 15th 
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