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Pa•na•gi•a



Pronunciation: (pä"nä-yē'ä), [key]
n.,
pl. -gi•as for 1.
Eastern Ch.
1. a ceremony in a monastery, commemorating the assumption of the Virgin Mary, in which a loaf of bread on a plate is elevated before being distributed to the monks.
2. (l.c.) an encolpion bearing the image of the Virgin Mary.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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