Definition of Kyrie

1. n. See Kyrie eleison.



Definition of Kyrie

1. Noun. A short prayer or petition including the phrase (term kyrie), meaning "Lord, have mercy". ¹

2. Noun. (music) : A setting of the traditional kyrie text to music for a Mass. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kyrie

1. a religious petition for mercy [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kyrie

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kyphoscolioses
kyphoscoliosis
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kyphotic
kyphotic pelvis
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kyriarchy
kyrie (current term)
kyrie eleison
kyrielle
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kyriologic
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Literary usage of Kyrie

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Moreover in daily Masses some things usually said are left out by us; we say only kyrie Eleison and Christe Eleison, that we may dwell longer on these words ..."

2. A New School of Gregorian Chant by Dominicus Johner (1906)
"Chapter XL The Ordinary Mass Chants. a) kyrie eleison. . kyrie eleison is sung after the Introit. In former times it was probably the beginning of a litany ..."

3. Methodist Magazine (1900)
"Still amid that time of horror, Through the darkness' funeral pall Spread o er Calvary and Judah, Came the low sweet voice through all, Singing, kyrie, ..."

4. Journal of Theological Studies (1900)
"The Genius of the Roman Rite ( 1 899) and kyrie eleison : a Liturgical Consultation (1900") are two interesting pamphlets by Mr. Edmund Bishop. ..."

5. Divine Worship in England in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries by John David Chambers (1877)
"According to all the Ufes then mould follow " kyrie ... Rulers, Choir, and people together, thus :— " kyrie ..."

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