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eulogia

[yoo-loh-jee-uh; for 2 also Greek ev-law-yee-ah] /yuˈloʊ dʒi ə; for 2 also Greek ˌɛv lɔˈyi ɑ/
noun
1.
Also called antidoron, holy bread. Eastern Church. blessed bread given to the congregation during vespers or at the end of the liturgy.
2.
Greek Orthodox Church. a blessing.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Late Latin < Greek eulogía praise, blessing. See eu-, -logy, -ia

eulogium

[yoo-loh-jee-uh m] /yuˈloʊ dʒi əm/
noun, plural eulogiums, eulogia
[yoo-loh-jee-uh] /yuˈloʊ dʒi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a eulogy.
2.
eulogistic language.
Origin
1700-10; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin eu- eu- + (ē)logium inscription on a tombstone
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eulogia

/juːˈləʊdʒɪə/
noun
1.
(Eastern Churches) blessed bread distributed to members of the congregation after the liturgy, esp to those who have not communed
2.
(archaic) a blessing or something blessed
Word Origin
C18: from Greek: blessing; see eulogy
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