litany

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λιτανεία (litaneía, prayer), from λιτή (litḗ, prayer, entreaty).

Noun[edit]

litany (plural litanies)

  1. A ritual liturgical prayer in which a series of prayers recited by a leader are alternated with responses from the congregation.
  2. A prolonged or tedious account.

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