Paternoster meaning

pātər-nŏstər, pä-, pătər-
The Lord's prayer, especially in a Roman Catholic context.

Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

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The Lord's Prayer, esp. in Latin.
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(archaic) A rosary; a string of beads used in counting the prayers said.
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The Lord's Prayer.
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A slow, continuously moving lift or elevator consisting of a loop of open fronted cabins running the height of a building. The moving compartment is entered at one level and left when the desired level is reached. Found in some university libraries. Named after the string of prayer beads due to their similar arrangement.
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An elevator constructed of a series of doorless compartments hung on chains that move slowly and continuously, allowing passengers to step on and off at will.
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(archaic) A patent medicine. So named because the salesman would pray the Lord's prayer over it before selling it.
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(fishing, Australia) A tackle rig with a heavy sinker at the end of the line and one or more hooks on traces at right angles, spaced above the sinker.
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One of the large beads on a rosary on which the Lord's Prayer is said.
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A sequence of words spoken as a prayer or a magic formula.
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A weighted fishing line having several jointed attachments for hooks connected by beadlike swivels.
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Origin of paternoster

  • Middle English from Old English from Late Latin Latin pater father pater Latin noster our nes-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin pater (“father") noster (“our") (“our father"), the two first words of the Oratio Dominica (“the Lord's prayer").

    From Wiktionary