sursum corda

noun
sur·​sum cor·​da | \ ˌsu̇r-səm-ˈkȯr-də How to pronounce sursum corda (audio) , -ˌdä \

Definition of sursum corda

1 often capitalized S&C : a versicle that in traditional eucharistic liturgies exhorts the faithful to enthusiastic worship
2 : something inspiriting

First Known Use of sursum corda

1537, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sursum corda

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

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The first known use of sursum corda was in 1537

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“Sursum corda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sursum%20corda. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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