Presbytera

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''Presbytera'' corresponds to the following equivalent titles:
 
''Presbytera'' corresponds to the following equivalent titles:
  
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* Albanian:  ''Prifteresha''
 
* Arabic:  ''Khouria'' (from the word ''khoury'', meaning "priest")
 
* Arabic:  ''Khouria'' (from the word ''khoury'', meaning "priest")
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* Romanian:  ''Preoteasa''
 
* Russian:  ''Matushka'' (literally means "mama," i.e., the intimate form of "mother")
 
* Russian:  ''Matushka'' (literally means "mama," i.e., the intimate form of "mother")
 
* Serbian:  ''Papadia''
 
* Serbian:  ''Papadia''
* Romanian:  ''Preoteasa''
 
* Albanian:  ''Prifteresha''
 
  
 
==Books==
 
==Books==

Revision as of 20:32, February 23, 2005

Presbytera is a Greek title of honor that is used to refer to a priest's wife. It is derived from presbyteros—the Greek word for priest (literally, "elder").


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Other languages

Presbytera corresponds to the following equivalent titles:

  • Albanian: Prifteresha
  • Arabic: Khouria (from the word khoury, meaning "priest")
  • Romanian: Preoteasa
  • Russian: Matushka (literally means "mama," i.e., the intimate form of "mother")
  • Serbian: Papadia

Books

  • Presbytera: The Life, Mission, and Service of the Priest's Wife, by Athanasia Papademetriou (ISBN 0972466142)
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