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sursum corda

[soo r-soo m kawr-dah, kohr-]
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noun Ecclesiastical.
  1. the words “Lift up your hearts,” addressed by the celebrant of the Mass to the congregation just before the preface.

Origin of sursum corda

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1550–60
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British Dictionary definitions for sursum corda

sursum corda

noun
  1. RC Church a Latin versicle meaning Lift up your hearts, said by the priest at Mass
  2. a cry of exhortation, hope, etc

Word Origin

C16: Latin, literally: up hearts
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