[see-nah-ksah-ree-awn; English sin-ak-sair-ee-on]

noun, plural sy·na·xa·ri·a [see-nah-ksah-ree-ah; English sin-ak-sair-ee-uh] /ˌsi nɑˈksɑ ri ɑ; English ˌsɪn ækˈsɛər i ə/. Greek Orthodox Church.

a summary of the life of a saint or of the particulars of a feast, read at the orthros.
a book containing such summaries.

Origin of synaxarion

1840–50; < Medieval Greek synaxárion, equivalent to sýnax(is) synaxis + -arion -ary


[sin-ak-sair-ee-uh m]

noun, plural syn·ax·a·ri·a [sin-ak-sair-ee-uh] /ˌsɪn ækˈsɛər i ə/.

Origin of synaxarium

1910–15; < New Latin < Medieval Greek synaxárion synaxarion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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