encolpia

encolpion

[en-kohl-pee-uhn, -kol-pee-on]
noun, plural encolpia [en-kohl-pee-uh, -kol-] . Eastern Church.
a pectoral medallion bearing the image of Christ or the Virgin Mary, worn by bishops.
Also, enkolpion.


Origin:
< Medieval Greek enkólpion; Greek, noun use of neuter of enkólpios of the bosom, equivalent to en- en-2 + kólp(os) bosom, lap + -ios adj. suffix

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