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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as Eyrie eleïson.
  • noun A verse form in French poetry, divided into equal couplets ending with the same word, which serves as a refrain.

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

  • noun A litany beginning with the words, “Kyrie eleison.”

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A form of poem written in rhyming couplets or quatrains, sometimes with a religious theme.

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