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or The·o·to·cos

[thee-uh-tok-uh s]
  1. a title of the Virgin Mary as the Mother of the incarnate Son of God.
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Origin of Theotokos

1870–75; < Late Greek Theotókos, equivalent to theo- theo- + -tokos giving birth to
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Historical Examples of theotokos

  • The church became the shrine of the eikon of the Theotokos 227Hodegetria.

    Byzantine Churches in Constantinople

    Alexander Van Millingen

  • Nor can it be doubted that a church in the latter quarter was dedicated to the Theotokos Euergetes.

  • But that date is based on the mistaken view that the building is the church of the Theotokos erected by Constantine Lips.

  • What is certain is that in the seventeenth century the chapel was dedicated to the Theotokos.

  • But the plan of the building does not correspond to the description given of the Theotokos in the district of the Curator.