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miserere definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, be merciful, from misereri to be merciful, from miser wretched; from the first word of the Psalm Date: 13th century 1. capitalized the 50th Psalm in the Vulgate 2. misericord 3. a vocal complaint or lament

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a cry for mercy. 2 = MISERICORD 1. Etymology: ME f. L, imper. of misereri have mercy (as MISER); first word of Ps. 51 in Latin

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Miserere Mis`e*re"re, n. [L., have mercy, fr. misereri to have mercy, fr. miser. See Miser.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) The psalm usually appointed for penitential acts, being the 50th psalm in the Latin version. It commences with the word miserere. 2. A musical composition adapted to the 50th psalm. Where only the wind signs miserere. --Lowell. 3. (Arch.) A small projecting boss or bracket, on the under side of the hinged seat of a church stall (see Stall). It was intended, the seat being turned up, to give some support to a worshiper when standing. Called also misericordia. 4. (Med.) Same as Ileus.

Moby Thesaurus

Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, alleluia, answer, anthem, antiphon, antiphony, canticle, chant, chorale, doxology, hallelujah, hosanna, hymn, hymn of praise, hymnody, hymnography, hymnology, laud, mantra, motet, offertory, offertory sentence, paean, psalm, psalmody, report, response, responsory, versicle



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