kyrie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the Ancient Greek phrase Κύριε ἐλέησον ‎(Kúrie eléēson, Lord, have mercy), from Ancient Greek Κύριε ‎(Kúrie), vocative form of Κύριος ‎(Kúrios, Lord), from κῦρος ‎(kûros, supremacy, authority), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēw-, *ḱwā- ‎(to swell, spread out, be strong, prevail).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈkɪər.i.ˌeɪ/

Noun[edit]

kyrie ‎(plural kyries)

  1. A short prayer or petition including the phrase kyrie, meaning "Lord, have mercy".
  2. (music): A setting of the traditional kyrie text to music for a Mass.

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