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  • n. Part of the vestment worn by bishops and some priests in the Eastern Orthodox Church somewhat similar to a maniple

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Gr. Ch., one of the episcopal vestments, consisting of a piece of brocade or some other stiff material shaped like a rhomb or lozenge, and worn on the right side at or below the knee, hanging by one of its angles from the zone or girdle.

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  • From the example sentences:

    "The new pontifical vestments were: the sakkos, still a patriarchal vestment; the epimanikien; the epigonation, in so far as this vestment had not already been introduced before the ninth century; the epigonation first had the form of a handkerchief and was called enchirion (hand-cloth, handkerchief), it was not named epigonation until the twelfth century."

    —The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

    January 4, 2011