kamelaukion

[ kah-mee-lahf-kee-awn; English kam-uh-law-kee-on, kah-muh-lou- ]
/ kɑ miˈlɑf ki ɔn; English ˌkæm əˈlɔ kiˌɒn, ˌkɑ məˈlaʊ- /

noun, plural ka·me·lau·ki·a [kah-mee-lahf-kee-ah; English kam-uh-law-kee-uh], /kɑ miˈlɑf ki ɑ; English ˌkæm əˈlɔ ki ə/, ka·me·lau·ki·ons.Greek Orthodox Church.

a tall, black, brimless, flat-topped hat, worn by the clergy of the Eastern Church.

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Origin of kamelaukion

<Medieval Greek kamēlaúkion, alteration of kalymmaúchion (derivative of kálymma veil, covering; see calyptra), perhaps by association with kámēloscamel, but sense relation unclear
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