kyrie eleison


ky·​rie elei·​son ˈkir-ē-ˌā-ə-ˈlā-(ə-)ˌsän How to pronounce kyrie eleison (audio)
 also  ˈkir-ē-ə-ˈlā-
often capitalized K&E
: kyrie

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kyrie eleison was in the 13th century

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“Kyrie eleison.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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