Origin of Miserere
Examples from the Web for miserere
The Mass was concluded and the litany, a "Miserere," sounded pathetically from the voices which trembled with cold.The German Lieutenant and Other Stories|August Strindberg
The carved devices of the miserere seats of these stalls are curious and worthy of attention.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham|J. E. Bygate
The prayer, quoted above, is usually printed as a pendant to the Miserere.The Story of Florence|Edmund G. Gardner
Come out with me to the Miserere, and talk to your paisanita for me while I listen.Ponce de Leon|William Pilling
He has been to Rome, and indulged himself with listening to the Miserere.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume II (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
51st Psalm (one of the Penitential Psalms), 13c., from Miserere mei Deus "Have mercy upon me, O God," opening line, from Latin miserere "feel pity, have compassion, commiserate," imperative of misereri "to have mercy," from miser (see miser). From 15c.-17c. used as an informal measure of time, "the time it takes to recite the Miserere." Also in miserere mei "kind of severe colic ('iliac passion') accompanied by excruciating cramps and vomiting of excrement" (1610s), literally "have mercy on me."