epitrachelion

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An epitrachelion

Borrowing from Byzantine Greek ἐπιτραχήλιον (epitrakhḗlion), from Ancient Greek ἐπιτραχήλιος (epitrakhḗlios, on the neck) + -ιον (-ion, diminutive suffix forming nouns). ἐπιτραχήλιος (epitrakhḗlios) is from ἐπι- (epi-, on, upon, on top of, covering) (from Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi (on; at; near)) + τράχηλος (trákhēlos, neck) + -ῐος (-ios) (from Proto-Indo-European *-yós (suffix forming adjectives)).

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epitrachelion (plural epitrachelions)

  1. (Eastern Orthodoxy) The liturgical vestment worn by priests and bishops of the Eastern Orthodox Church as the symbol of their priesthood, corresponding to the Western stole.

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