Gloria Patri

noun

Gloria Pa·​tri -ˈpä-(ˌ)trē How to pronounce Gloria Patri (audio)
: a 2-verse doxology to the Trinity

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, glory (be) to the Father

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gloria Patri was in the 13th century

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“Gloria Patri.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gloria%20Patri. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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Gloria Patri

noun
Glo·​ria Pa·​tri
ˌglōr-ē-ə-ˈpä-(ˌ)trē,
ˌglȯr-
: a Christian hymn of praise to God beginning "Glory be to the Father"

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