Part of speech: noun

The Lord's Prayer; literally, our father.

Part of speech: noun

A rosary.

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Usage examples "paternoster":

  1. Ever hear of the Paternoster ruby? - "The Paternoster Ruby", Charles Edmonds Walk.
  2. And when Luther's little book on the Paternoster appeared, and I had shortly before explained the same Paternoster in Matthew, I well knew, that many pious people suspected me of making that book and adding Luther's name to it. - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.
  3. Before that, however, he had already written some similar works; for example, a short exposition on the ten commandments, the Creed, and the Paternoster; from which, on account of its remarkable quality, I will quote a little. - "Pine Needles", Susan Bogert Warner.