[ fe-law-nee-awn; English fuh-loh-nee-uhn ]
/ fɛˈlɔ ni ɔn; English fəˈloʊ ni ən /
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noun, plural phe·lo·ni·a [fe-law-nee-ah; English fuh-loh-nee-uh], /fɛˈlɔ ni ɑ; English fəˈloʊ ni ə/, phe·lo·ni·ons.Greek Orthodox Church.
a liturgical vestment resembling a chasuble.
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Also called phenolion.
Origin of phelonion
<Late Greek phelónion a kind of mantle, alteration of phainólis; akin to phaínein to shine
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How to use phelonion in a sentence
Unlike the practice of the Latin church, it is not worn under, but has replaced the phelonion (chasuble).
The purple or black phelonion, however, remained plain in all cases.