paternoster

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

pa·ter·nos·ter

noun \ˌpä-tər-ˈnäs-tər, ˈpa-tər-ˌ, ˈpä-ˌter-ˈ, -ˈnäs-ˌter\

Definition of PATERNOSTER

1
often capitalized :  lord's prayer
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

Rhymes with PATERNOSTER

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: paternoster lake
Previous Word in the Dictionary: paternoite
All Words Near: paternoster

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up paternoster? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).