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synaxarion

[see-nah-ksah-ree-awn; English sin-ak-sair-ee-on]
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noun, plural sy·na·xa·ri·a [see-nah-ksah-ree-ah; English sin-ak-sair-ee-uh] /ˌsi nɑˈksɑ ri ɑ; English ˌsɪn ækˈsɛər i ə/. 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.
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Origin of synaxarion

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