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sursum corda

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

C16: Latin, literally: up hearts
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