1.(often initial capital letter) Also, Pater Noster
. the Lord's Prayer, esp. in the Latin form.
2.a recitation of this prayer as an act of worship.
[Origin: bef. 1000; ME, OE: Lord's prayer < L pater noster our father, its first two words in the Vulgate (Matthew VI: 9]
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Although the Latin term oratio dominica is of early date, the phrase "Lord's Prayer" does not seem to have been generally familiar in England before the Reformation. During the Middle Ages the "Our Father" was always said in Latin, even by the uneducated. Hence it was then most commonly known as the Pater noster
Common Catholic PrayersPater Noster
Our Father,who art in Heaven,hallowed by Thy name, ...http://www.catholic-pages.com/prayers/other.asp
Latin Oratio Dominica, also called Pater Noster
(Latin: “Our Father”), prayer taught by Jesus to his disciples, and the principal prayer used by all Christians in common worship. ...http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9048957/...
At the start of the communion rite, the priest calls on the people to pray the most universal of Christian prayers—the Lord's Prayer (the "Our Father," the Pater Noster
)—whose author, according to the Gospels, was Christ himself. The prayer is said or sung, ...http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-257706/R...
The Lord's Prayer, also known as the Our Father or Pater noster
is probably the best-known prayer in Christianity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pater_Nosterpaternoster
• noun (in the Roman Catholic Church) the Lord’s Prayer, especially in Latin.
— ORIGIN from Latin pater noster ‘our father’, the first words of the Lord’s Prayer.http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/paternos...paternoster
pa·ter·nos·ter [ ptər nóstər, pàytər nóstər ] (plural pa·ter·nos·ters)
1. Lord's Prayer: in Roman Catholicism, the Lord's Prayer, or a recitation of ithttp://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictio...paternoster
Main Entry: pa·ter·nos·ter
Pronunciation: \ˌpä-tər-ˈnäs-tər, ˈpa-tər-ˌ, ˈpä-ˌter-ˈ, -ˈnäs-ˌter\
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin pater noster our father, from the opening words
Date: before 12th century
1 often capitalized
: lord's prayerhttp://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Di...paternoster
PRONUNCIATION: ptr-nstr, pä-, ptr-
NOUN:1. often Paternoster
The Lord's Prayer. http://www.bartleby.com/61/0/P0110000.html
das nach den lateinischen Anfangsworten benannte → Vaterunser.http://www.wissen.de/wde/generator/wissen/res...Paternoster
[lateinisch »Vater unser«],
1) christliche Kirchen: das, das →Vaterunser...
Brockhaus in 15 BändenPaternoster
das, christliche Kirchen: →Vaterunser.
Der Brockhaus in einem Bandhttp://www.brockhaus.de/suche/index.php?begri...Pa|ter|nọs|ter,
das; -s, - [lat. pater noster = unser Vater; Anfangsworte des Gebets (Matth. 6, 9)]: Vaterunser. http://www.duden-suche.de/suche/artikel.php?s...