Definition of parabema in English:

parabema

noun

rare
  • The area of an Orthodox church on each side of the bema, separated from it by a wall.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Mason Neale (1818–1866), Church of England clergyman and author. From modern Greek παράβημα from ancient Greek παρα- + βῆμα.

Pronunciation

parabema

/ˌparəˈbiːmə/