synaxaria

synaxarion

[see-nah-ksah-ree-awn; English sin-ak-sair-ee-on]
noun, plural synaxaria [see-nah-ksah-ree-ah; English sin-ak-sair-ee-uh] . Greek Orthodox Church.
1.
a summary of the life of a saint or of the particulars of a feast, read at the orthros.
2.
a book containing such summaries.

Origin:
1840–50; < Medieval Greek synaxárion, equivalent to sýnax(is) synaxis + -arion -ary

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synaxarium

[sin-ak-sair-ee-uhm] .
noun, plural synaxaria [sin-ak-sair-ee-uh] .

Origin:
1910–15; < Neo-Latin < Medieval Greek synaxárion synaxarion

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