contakion

[ kawn-tah-kee-awn; English kuh n-tey-kee-on ]
/ kɔnˈtɑ ki ɔn; English kənˈteɪ kiˌɒn /

noun, plural con·ta·ki·a [kawn-tah-kee-ah; English kuh n-tey-kee-uh] /kɔnˈtɑ ki ɑ; English kənˈteɪ ki ə/. Greek Orthodox Church.


Nearby words

  1. containerize,
  2. containerport,
  3. containership,
  4. containment,
  5. containment, policy of,
  6. contaminant,
  7. contaminate,
  8. contamination,
  9. contango,
  10. contd

kontakion

or con·ta·ki·on

[ kawn-tah-kee-awn; English kuh n-tey-kee-on ]
/ kɔnˈtɑ ki ɔn; English kənˈteɪ kiˌɒn /

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.

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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