semantron


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semantron

(sɪˈmæntrɒn)
n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a bar struck instead of a bell in an Orthodox church
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Ibn Zabr (whence Ibn 'Asakir) and the second report of Ibn eAbd al-Hakam contain nothing about crosses, employment, or the semantron in connection with Umar II, but add that non-Muslims were not to possess weapons.
Abd al-'Aziz wrote (kataba) that the Christians of Syria be prevented from striking a semantron.