Tersanctus
Tersanctus Ter*sanc"tus, n. [L. ter thrice + sanctus holy.] (Eccl.) An ancient ascription of praise (containing the word ``Holy'' -- in its Latin form, ``Sanctus'' -- thrice repeated), used in the Mass of the Roman Catholic Church and before the prayer of consecration in the communion service of the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church. Cf. {Trisagion}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tersanctus — Sanctus Sanc tus, n. [L. sanctus, p. p. of sancire.] 1. (Eccl.) A part of the Mass, or, in Protestant churches, a part of the communion service, of which the first words in Latin are Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus [Holy, holy, holy]; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tersanctus — ˈtər, ˈter+ noun ( es) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: New Latin, literally, thrice holy (translation of Late Greek trisagios), from Latin ter three times + sanctus holy more at …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tersanctus — Heiligste Dreifaltigkeit, Altarflügel von 1535 40 Das Trisagion, auch Tris|hagion (von griechisch τρις dreimal und αγιον heilig) ist einer der ältesten christlichen Hymnen, der auch heute noch fester Bestandteil vor allem der byzantinischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tersanctus — /terr sangk teuhs, ter /, n. Sanctus (def. 1). [ < NL: lit., thrice holy (trans. of LGk triságios), equiv. to L ter thrice + sanctus holy; see SAINT] * * * …   Universalium

  • TERSANCTUS —    the ascription of praise, Holy, Holy, Holy, preliminary to the consecrating prayer in Holy Communion …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • tersanctus — ter·sanctus …   English syllables

  • Tersanctus — /tɜˈsæŋktəs/ (say ter sangktuhs) noun → Sanctus. {New Latin, literally, thrice holy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Trisagion — Tris*ag i*on, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? thrice holy; ? thrice + ? holy.] (Eccl.) An ancient anthem, usually known by its Latin name tersanctus.See {Tersanctus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mass bell — Sanctus Sanc tus, n. [L. sanctus, p. p. of sancire.] 1. (Eccl.) A part of the Mass, or, in Protestant churches, a part of the communion service, of which the first words in Latin are Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus [Holy, holy, holy]; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacring bell — Sanctus Sanc tus, n. [L. sanctus, p. p. of sancire.] 1. (Eccl.) A part of the Mass, or, in Protestant churches, a part of the communion service, of which the first words in Latin are Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus [Holy, holy, holy]; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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