Other Word Forms of Kyrie
Origin of Kyrie
Contraction of the Ancient Greek phrase Κύριε ἐλέησον (Kurie eleÄ“son, “Lord, have mercy"), from Ancient Greek Κύριε (Kurie), vocative form of Κύριος (Kurios, “Lord"), from κῦρος (kuros, “supremacy, authority"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēw-, *ḱwā- (“to swell, spread out, be strong, prevail").
Late Latin Kȳrie (eleison) from Greek Kūrie eleēson Lord, have mercy Kūrie vocative of kūrios lord, master keuə- in Indo-European roots eleēson aorist imperative of elein to show mercy (from eleos mercy)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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