Sunday, 27 March 2016

paternoster: Word of the day for March 27, 2016

paternoster , n :
(Christianity) The Lord's prayer, especially in a Roman Catholic context. A slow, continuously moving lift or elevator consisting of a loop of open-fronted cabins running the height of a building, the arrangement resembling a rosary. The moving compartment is entered at one level and left when the desired level is reached. (architecture) A bead-like ornament in mouldings. […] (archaic) A string of beads used in counting prayers that are said; a rosary. (archaic) A patent medicine, so named because salesmen would pray the Lord's prayer over it before selling it. In Western Christianity, Easter falls on this day.

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