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paternoster

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noun pa·ter·nos·ter \ˌpä-tər-ˈnäs-tər, ˈpa-tər-ˌ, ˈpä-ˌter-ˈ, -ˈnäs-ˌter\

Definition of paternoster

  1. 1 often capitalized :  lord's prayer

  2. 2 :  a word formula repeated as a prayer or magical charm



Origin of paternoster

Middle English, from Old English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin pater noster our father, from the opening words


First Known Use: before 12th century

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