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prosphoron

[Greek praws-faw-rawn; English pros-fuh-ron, -fer-uh n] /Greek ˈprɔs fɔ rɔn; English ˈprɒs fəˌrɒn, -fər ən/
noun, Eastern Church
1.
an uncut loaf of altar bread before it is consecrated.
Origin
< Greek prósphoron, noun use of neuter of prósphoros useful, fitting, derivative of prosphorá prosphora
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