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stauropegion

[stahv-raw-pee-yee-awn; English stav-roh-pee-jee-on] /ˌstɑv rɔˈpi yi ɔn; English ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒiˌɒn/
noun, plural stauropegia
[stahv-raw-pee-yee-ah; English stav-roh-pee-jee-uh] /ˌstɑv rɔˈpi yi ɑ; English ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒi ə/ (Show IPA).
Greek Orthodox Church
1.
(in an autocephalous church) a monastery subject directly to the primate.
Origin
< Medieval Greek stauropḗgion, equivalent to Greek stauró(s) a cross + pēg(nýnai) to fix, fasten + -ion noun suffix
Related forms
stauropegial
[stav-roh-pee-jee-uh l] /ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒi əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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