[ uh-rair-ee-uh n ]
/ əˈrɛər i ən /

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

a stole worn by deacons.
Also orarium.

Origin of orarion

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

Definition for oraria (2 of 2)


[ uh-rair-ee-uh m ]
/ əˈrɛər i əm /

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