What does kyrie eleison mean?

Definitions for kyrie eleisonˈkɪər iˌeɪ ɛˈleɪ əˌsɔn, -ˌsɒn, -sən

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Kyrie eleison

    greek words, meaning "Lord, have mercy upon us," used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc

  2. Kyrie eleison

    the name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church

  3. Origin: [Gr. ky`rie 'elei^son .]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kyrie Eleison

    means "Lord have mercy upon us," and with Christe Eleison, "Christ have mercy upon us," occurs in all Greek liturgies, in the Roman Mass, and in the English Prayer Book, where it forms the "lesser litany."


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kyrie eleison in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kyrie eleison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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