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 often capitalized :lord's prayer
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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