Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hymn of the early and Oriental churches, apparently of Jewish origin, consisting of the words “Holy God, holy (and) mighty, holy (and) immortal, have mercy upon us.”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Eccl.) An ancient anthem, -- usually known by its Latin name tersanctus.See tersanctus.

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  • proper noun A standard hymn of the Divine Liturgy in most of the Eastern Orthodox churches.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek thrice + holy.

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