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Panagia

[ pah-nah-yee-ah ]
/ ˌpɑ nɑˈyi ɑ /
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noun, plural Pa·na·gi·as for 1. Eastern Church.
a ceremony in a monastery, commemorating the assumption of the Virgin Mary, in which a loaf of bread on a plate is elevated before being distributed to the monks.
(lowercase) an encolpion bearing the image of the Virgin Mary.
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Origin of Panagia

1680–90; <Late Greek Panágia the Virgin, feminine of Greek panágios all-holy, equivalent to pan-pan- + hágios holy
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