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phelonion

[fe-law-nee-awn; English fuh-loh-nee-uh n] /fɛˈlɔ ni ɔn; English fəˈloʊ ni ən/
noun, plural phelonia
[fe-law-nee-ah; English fuh-loh-nee-uh] /fɛˈlɔ ni ɑ; English fəˈloʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA),
phelonions. Greek Orthodox Church
1.
a liturgical vestment resembling a chasuble.
Also called phenolion.
Origin
< Late Greek phelónion a kind of mantle, alteration of phainólis; akin to phaínein to shine
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