Kyrie (eleison)Kyrie e·le·i·son
- an invocation or response used in several Christian liturgies; specif., a regular part of the Roman Catholic Mass
- a musical setting of this
Origin of Kyrie (eleison)Ecclesiastical Greek Kyrie ele?son, Lord, have mercy (upon us): see Psalms 123:3, Matthew 15:22
Origin of Kyrie eleisonLate Latin K&ymacron;rie eleison; see Kyrie.