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antiphonary

[ an-tif-uh-ner-ee ]
/ ænˈtɪf əˌnɛr i /
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noun, plural an·tiph·o·nar·ies.

a book of antiphons.

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Origin of antiphonary

1425–75; late Middle English <Medieval Latin antiphōnārium; learned borrowing replacing earlier versions, which had undergone changes: Middle English anfenere, antefenar, antiphoner(e), Old English antefnere (compare Middle Dutch antiffenaer,Middle Low German antifenēr,Old High German antiphenere) <Medieval Latin See antiphon, -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for antiphonary

antiphonary
/ (ænˈtɪfənərɪ) /

noun plural -naries

a bound collection of antiphons, esp for use in the divine office

adjective

of or relating to such a book
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