encolpion

[en-kohl-pee-uh n, -kol-pee-on]
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noun, plural en·col·pi·a [en-kohl-pee-uh, -kol-] /ɛnˈkoʊl pi ə, -kɒl-/. Eastern Church.

a pectoral medallion bearing the image of Christ or the Virgin Mary, worn by bishops.

Nearby words

  1. enclosure act,
  2. enclothe,
  3. encode,
  4. encoding,
  5. encoignure,
  6. encomiast,
  7. encomienda,
  8. encomium,
  9. encompass,
  10. encopresis

Also enkolpion.

Origin of encolpion

< Medieval Greek enkólpion; Greek, noun use of neuter of enkólpios of the bosom, equivalent to en- en-2 + kólp(os) bosom, lap + -ios adj. suffix

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