kyrie

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

Definition of kyrie

  1. :  a short liturgical prayer that begins with or consists of the words “Lord, have mercy”

Origin and Etymology of kyrie

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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