'Kyrie Eleison' definitions:

Definition of 'Kyrie eleison'

  • Kyrie eleison \Kyr"i*e e*lei"son\n. & interj. [Gr. ky`rie 'elei^son .] [1913 Webster]
  • 1. (R. C. Ch.) Greek words, meaning "Lord, have mercy upon us," used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc. --Addis & Arnold. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. The name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church. [1913 Webster]