kyrie

noun, often capitalized
ky·rie | \ ˈkir-ē-ˌā \

Definition of kyrie 

: a short liturgical prayer that begins with or consists of the words "Lord, have mercy"

First Known Use of kyrie

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kyrie

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin kyrie eleison, transliteration of Greek kyrie eleēson Lord, have mercy

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