Kyrie eleison

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek phrase Κύριε ἐλέησον (Kúrie eléēson), from the vocative of Κύριος (Kúrios) + an inflected form of ἐλεέω (eleéō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • or as in Byzantine Greek: IPA(key): [ˈcyri.e eˈle.ison]

Phrase[edit]

Kyrie eleison

  1. O Lord, have mercy (upon us)!

Noun[edit]

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Kyrie eleison

Examples
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  1. a prayer, beginning with these words, that is part of the Christian liturgy