Kyrie eleison

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ecclesiastical Latin spelling of the Ancient Greek phrase Κύριε ἐλέησον (Kúrie eléēson), same meaning.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkyːʁi̯ə eˈlaɪ̯zɔn/, /ˈkyːʁi̯ə eˈleːizɔn/
  • Hyphenation: Ky‧rie elei‧son

Phrase[edit]

Kyrie eleison

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ecclesiastical Latin spelling of the Ancient Greek phrase Κύριε ἐλέησον (Kúrie eléēson), same meaning.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈki.rje eˈlɛi.son/, [ˈk̟iːrj(e) eˈlɛi̯son]

Phrase[edit]

Kyrie eleison

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek phrase Κύριε ἐλέησον (Kúrie eléēson), from the vocative of Κύριος (Kúrios, Lord) plus an inflected form (second person aorist imperative) of ἐλεέω (eleéō, to have pity, to be merciful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Phrase[edit]

Kyrie eleison

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

Noun[edit]

Kyrie eleison ? (indeclinable)

  1. (Christianity) A prayer, beginning with these words, that is part of the Christian liturgy: a kyrie.

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