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contakion

[kawn-tah-kee-awn; English kuh n-tey-kee-on] /kɔnˈtɑ ki ɔn; English kənˈteɪ kiˌɒn/
noun, plural contakia
[kawn-tah-kee-ah; English kuh n-tey-kee-uh] /kɔnˈtɑ ki ɑ; English kənˈteɪ ki ə/ (Show IPA).
Greek Orthodox Church
1.

kontakion

[kawn-tah-kee-awn; English kuh n-tey-kee-on] /kɔnˈtɑ ki ɔn; English kənˈteɪ kiˌɒn/
noun, plural kontakia
[kawn-tah-kee-ah; English kuh n-tey-kee-uh] /kɔnˈtɑ ki ɑ; English kənˈteɪ ki ə/ (Show IPA).
Greek Orthodox Church
1.
a short hymn honoring a saint.
Origin of kontakion
1865-1870
1865-70; < Late Greek, special use of kontákion scroll, equivalent to kontak- (stem of kóntax) pole + -ion diminutive suffix
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