paternoster

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noun pa·ter·nos·ter \ˌpä-tər-ˈnä-stər, ˈpa-tər-ˌnä-stər; ˈpä-ˌter-ˈnä-stər, -ˈnä-ˌster\

Definition of paternoster

  1. 1 often capitalized :  lord's prayer

  2. 2 :  a word formula repeated as a prayer or magical charm

Origin and Etymology of paternoster

Middle English, from Old English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin pater noster our father, from the opening words

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