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kontakion

or con·ta·ki·on

[kawn-tah-kee-awn; English kuh n-tey-kee-on]
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noun, plural kon·ta·ki·a [kawn-tah-kee-ah; English kuh n-tey-kee-uh] /kɔnˈtɑ ki ɑ; English kənˈteɪ ki ə/. Greek Orthodox Church.
  1. a short hymn honoring a saint.

Origin of kontakion

1865–70; < Late Greek, special use of kontákion scroll, equivalent to kontak- (stem of kóntax) pole + -ion diminutive suffix
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