from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Cuffs worn over the sticharion by clergy in the Greek Orthodox Church, corresponding to a maniple in other catholic churches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Gr. Ch., one of the eucharistic vestments, consisting in a kind of cuff or movable sleeve, usually made of silk, worn on each arm, and reaching about half way up from the wrist to the elbow.


From Byzantine Greek ἐπιμανίκιον, from ἐπί ("upon") + μανίκιον ("sleeve"). (Wiktionary)


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