semantron

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σήμαντρον (sḗmantron, a seal, signet, in MGr. a semantron), from σημαίνειν (sēmaínein, to show by a sign, signify, in MGr. strike a semantron), from σῆμα (sêma, mark, sign).

Noun[edit]

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semantron (plural semantrons or semantra)

  1. A percussion instrument used chiefly in Eastern Orthodox monasteries to summon the brethren to prayer or to lead processions.

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External links[edit]

  • semantron in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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