stauropegion

[ stahv-raw-pee-yee-awn; English stav-roh-pee-jee-on ]
/ ˌstɑv rɔˈpi yi ɔn; English ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒiˌɒn /

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.

Nearby words

  1. staunchly,
  2. staunton,
  3. staurion,
  4. staurolite,
  5. staurolitic,
  6. stauroplegia,
  7. stauroscope,
  8. stavanger,
  9. stave,
  10. stave off

Origin of stauropegion

< Medieval Greek stauropḗgion, equivalent to Greek stauró(s) a cross + pēg(nýnai) to fix, fasten + -ion noun suffix

Related formsstau·ro·pe·gi·al [stav-roh-pee-jee-uh l] /ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒi əl/, adjective

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