kamelaukion

[kah-mee-lahf-kee-awn; English kam-uh-law-kee-on, kah-muh-lou-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. kame,
  2. kameez,
  3. kamehameha,
  4. kamehameha day,
  5. kamehameha i,
  6. kamenev,
  7. kamenev, lev borisovich,
  8. kamensk-uralski,
  9. kamerad,
  10. kamerlingh onnes

Origin of kamelaukion

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

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