from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Capitellidæ: synonymous with Lumbriconais.
  • n. [lowercase] Plural of capitellum.


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  • The other canonical hours have short lessons called capitula, originally lectiunculœ, sometimes capitella.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • (canon 30): "Et quia convenit ordinem ecclesiae ab omnibus aequaliter custodiri studendum est ut ubique fit et post antiphonas collectiones per ordinem ab episcopis vel presbyteris dicantur et hymni matutini vel vesperenti diebus omnibus decantentur et in conclusione matutinarum vel vespertinarum missarum post hymnos, capitella de psalmis dicantur et plebs collecta oratione ad vesperam ab Episcopo cum benedictione dimittatur".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI


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