[uh-rair-ee-uh n]

noun, plural o·rar·i·a [uh-rair-ee-uh] /əˈrɛər i ə/. Eastern Church.

a stole worn by deacons.

Nearby words

  1. orans,
  2. orant,
  3. orante,
  4. orantes,
  5. oraria,
  6. orarium,
  7. orate,
  8. orate fratres,
  9. oration,
  10. orator

Also orarium.

Origin of orarion

1700–10; < Medieval Greek ōrā́rion < Late Latin ōrārium, Latin: napkin, equivalent to ōr- (stem of ōs) mouth + -ārium -ary


[uh-rair-ee-uh m]

noun, plural o·rar·i·a [uh-rair-ee-uh] /əˈrɛər i ə/.

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Examples from the Web for oraria

  • It is recorded that Aurelian was the first emperor who distributed “oraria” as presents to the people to be worn as favours.

    The Heritage of Dress|Wilfred Mark Webb