Vespers meaning

vĕs'pərz
Evensong.
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A service held on Sundays or holy days that includes the office of vespers.
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(Christianity) The sixth of the seven canonical hours.
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Plural form of vesper.
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(Christianity) A Christian service held in the late afternoon or early evening; evensong.
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Origin of vespers

  • Obsolete French vespres from Old French from Medieval Latin vesperās evening service from Latin accusative pl. of vespera evening variant of vesper vesper
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition