Origin of paternoster
Related Words for paternosterabracadabra, access, key, password, watchword, abraxas, keyword, opener, paternoster
Examples from the Web for paternoster
Historical Examples of paternoster
Paternoster rises sheer from the water to a height of more than 900 feet.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Christians we are,” said Pharaoh, “and will say our Paternoster and Credo with any man.
I will say my Paternoster in English with anybody, and my Belief too, for that matter.
Death gave him time only to recite an Ave Maria, and a Paternoster.Italian Popular Tales
Thomas Frederick Crane
Not a thought of prayer, not one paternoster entered his mind.The French Prisoners of Norman Cross
Word Origin for paternoster
noun (sometimes not capital) RC Church
Word Origin for Paternoster
"the Lord's Prayer," Old English Pater Noster, from Latin pater noster "our father," first words of the Lord's Prayer in Latin. Meaning "set of rosary beads" first recorded mid-13c. Paternoster Row, near St. Paul's in London (similarly named streets are found in other cathedral cities), reflects the once-important industry of rosary bead-making.