Definition of Theotokos in English:

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Pronunciation: /θɪˈɒtəkɒs/


(the Theotokos)
Mother of God (used in the Eastern Orthodox Church as a title of the Virgin Mary): the love poured into the Theotokos to enable her to love so fully in her turn
More example sentences
  • Make an image of Christ and of his mother, the Theotokos, and let that be enough.
  • At the third ecumenical council in Ephesus in the year 431, there was a big controversy over whether Mary should get the title Theotokos or Christotokos.
  • They also diminish the unique dignity of the Theotokos.


From ecclesiastical Greek, from theos 'god' + -tokos 'bringing forth'.

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