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A three-leaved hinged tablet, in contrast to the two-leaved diptuch and many-leaved polytych. The names of persons to be commemorated in the liturgy were inscribed on these leaves. (Etym. Greek triptukhos, threefold: tri-, three + ptukh_, fold.)
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