Definition of Dormition

1. Noun. Celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Assumption in the Roman Catholic Church and is also celebrated on August 15th.

Exact synonyms: Feast Of Dormition
Generic synonyms: Holy Day, Religious Holiday
Group relationships: Aug, August



Definition of Dormition

1. Noun. The process of falling asleep. ¹

2. Noun. (euphemistic) The process of death or the actual death itself. ¹

3. Noun. (Eastern Orthodoxy often capitalized) The death and assumption into heaven of the Virgin Mary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dormition

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Literary usage of Dormition

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1. The Kaiser's Speeches: Forming a Character Portrait of Emperor William II by William (1903)
"Gift of the Dormition in Palestine to the German Catholics—The Kaiser's mention at Aix-la-Chapelle of a papal utterance regarding himself. ..."

2. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1899)
"The Prince Bishop Kopp, of Breslau, who also received from the Emperor a telegram announcing that he had secured the “Dormition,” replied, saying that his ..."

3. Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes by Vincent Ilardi (2006)
"Dormition of the Virgin, with an Epitaph, about 1493. ... Dormition. Miniature in Breviary of Martin of Aragon, 15th century, Catalonia, Spain. ..."

4. The German Emperor's Speeches: Being a Selection from the Speeches, Edicts by William, Louis Elkind (1904)
"... who readily gave me this proof of personal friendship, I have been able to acquire the plot of ground known as the Dormition de la Sainte Vierge, ..."

5. The German Emperor's Speeches: Being a Selection from the Speeches, Edicts by William, Louis Elkind (1904)
"... I have been able to acquire the plot of ground known as the Dormition de la Sainte Vierge, in Jerusalem. I have decided to place this land, ..."

6. Architectural Guide to Moscow by Aleksandr Viktorovich Anisimov (1993)
"Its powerful volumes recall the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin. ... and the five-domed Church of the Dormition complete the ensemble. ..."

7. The Kaiser's Memoirs, Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, 1888-1918: English by William, German Emperor William, Wilhelm (1922)
"After the completion of the church I decided that the Benedictine monks of Beuron should take over the “Dormition”; they did so in 1906, also taking over ..."

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