Definition of tersanctus
1 : sanctus
2 often capitalized : any hymn or invocation praising God as the thrice-holy deity
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Origin and Etymology of tersanctus
New Latin, literally, thrice holy (translation of Late Greek trisagios), from Latin ter three times + sanctus holy
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