[ stahv-raw-pee-yee-awn; English stav-roh-pee-jee-on ]
/ ˌstɑv rɔˈpi yi ɔn; English ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒiˌɒn /
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noun, plural stau·ro·pe·gi·a [stahv-raw-pee-yee-ah; English stav-roh-pee-jee-uh]. /ˌstɑv rɔˈpi yi ɑ; English ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒi ə/. Greek Orthodox Church.
(in an autocephalous church) a monastery subject directly to the primate.
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Origin of stauropegion
<Medieval Greek stauropḗgion, equivalent to Greek stauró(s) a cross + pēg(nýnai) to fix, fasten + -ion noun suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM stauropegionstau·ro·pe·gi·al [stav-roh-pee-jee-uhl], /ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒi əl/, adjective
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