prayer book

noun

: a book containing prayers and often other forms and directions for worship

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The parchment was part of a prayer book and priests’ liturgy, said Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the Medieval Academy of America and a professor of manuscript studies at Simmons University in Boston. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2022 The parchment was part of a prayer book and priests' liturgy, said Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the Medieval Academy of America and a professor of manuscript studies at Simmons University in Boston. CBS News, 23 Sep. 2022 As a Modern Orthodox rabbi who works at a Jewish day school in Montreal, Sorin Rosen knows his way around a prayer book. Aviva Engel, Sun Sentinel, 6 Sep. 2022 One such example in the exhibition is a 15th-century prayer book illustration of Saint George slaying the dragon. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 July 2022 Reciting Rosh Hashanah prayers from the machzor (or prayer book used during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) is just one way to celebrate the Jewish Holiday. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, 11 July 2022 In Bamako several days before, Columba had invited me and Sophie to join him for Mass. Columba had passed me his prayer book and asked me to read Psalm 78. Fred Bahnson, Harper’s Magazine , 20 July 2022 The bald guy brings me a prayer book and a white yarmulke with golden embroidery. Etgar Keret, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 This is a manuscript from our collection, a little prayer book. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prayer book was circa 1529

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“Prayer book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prayer%20book. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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