kontakion

or con·ta·ki·on

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

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

a short hymn honoring a saint.

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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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