[yoo-loh-jee-uh; for 2 also Greek ev-law-yee-ah]
  1. Also called antidoron, holy bread. Eastern Church. blessed bread given to the congregation during vespers or at the end of the liturgy.
  2. Greek Orthodox Church. a blessing.

Origin of eulogia

1745–55; < Late Latin < Greek eulogía praise, blessing. See eu-, -logy, -ia


[yoo-loh-jee-uh m]
noun, plural eu·lo·gi·ums, eu·lo·gi·a [yoo-loh-jee-uh] /yuˈloʊ dʒi ə/.
  1. a eulogy.
  2. eulogistic language.

Origin of eulogium

1700–10; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin eu- eu- + (ē)logium inscription on a tombstone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for eulogia


  1. Eastern Churches blessed bread distributed to members of the congregation after the liturgy, esp to those who have not communed
  2. archaic a blessing or something blessed

Word Origin for eulogia

C18: from Greek: blessing; see eulogy
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