Gloria Patri


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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Gloria Patri

Glo·​ria Pa·​tri
: a Christian hymn of praise to God beginning "Glory be to the Father"
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