from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The Kyrie.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Literally, Lord, have mercy! a brief petition, founded on nearly identical Scriptural phrases (for example, Ps. cxxiii. 3, Mat. xx. 30), used as a response in the primitive liturgies and in the eucharistic and other offices of Oriental churches to the present day.
- noun The first movement or division in a musical setting of a Roman Catholic mass or the Anglican communion office, the text being the petitions above mentioned.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (R. C. Ch.) Greek words, meaning “Lord, have mercy upon us,” used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc.
- noun The name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Late Latin Kȳrie eleison; see Kyrie.]
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