Introit Definition

ĭntrōĭt, -troit, ĭn-trōĭt
noun
A psalm or hymn sung or played at the opening of a Christian worship service.
Webster's New World
The first variable part of the Mass, consisting typically of one or more psalm verses.
Webster's New World

The action of entering or going in; an entrance.

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Other Word Forms of Introit

Noun

Singular:
introit
Plural:
introits

Origin of Introit

  • Middle English introit of the Mass from Old French introite from Medieval Latin introitus sung passage at entrance of celebrant from Latin introitus entrance from past participle of introīre to enter intrō- in en in Indo-European roots īre to go ei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French introït, introïte, from Latin introitus (“entering”, “entrance”), from introeō (“I go within”, “I enter”), from intro- (“into”) + (“I go”).

    From Wiktionary

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