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synaxarion

[see-nah-ksah-ree-awn; English sin-ak-sair-ee-on] /ˌsi nɑˈksɑ ri ɔn; English ˌsɪn ækˈsɛər iˌɒn/
noun, plural synaxaria
[see-nah-ksah-ree-ah; English sin-ak-sair-ee-uh] /ˌsi nɑˈksɑ ri ɑ; English ˌsɪn ækˈsɛər i ə/ (Show IPA).
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
1840-1850
1840-50; < Medieval Greek synaxárion, equivalent to sýnax(is) synaxis + -arion -ary
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