sursum corda


sur·​sum cor·​da ˌsu̇r-səm-ˈkȯr-də How to pronounce sursum corda (audio)
often capitalized S&C : a versicle that in traditional eucharistic liturgies exhorts the faithful to enthusiastic worship
: something inspiriting

Word History


Late Latin, (lift) up (your) hearts; from the opening words

First Known Use

1537, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sursum corda was in 1537

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“Sursum corda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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