Little Hours
noun plural Date: circa 1872 the offices of prime, terce, sext, and none forming part of the canonical hours

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Little hours — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little Hours — n. R.C.Ch. the canonical hours of prime, terce, sext, and none …   English World dictionary

  • Little Hours — The Little Hours are the fixed daytime hours of prayer in the Divine Office of Christians, in both Western Christianity and the Eastern Orthodox Church. These Hours are called little due to their shorter and simpler structure compared to the… …   Wikipedia

  • little hours — Rom. Cath. Ch. the hours of prime, tierce, sext, and nones, and sometimes also vespers and compline. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • little hours — /ˈlɪtl aʊəz/ (say litl owuhz) plural noun Ecclesiastical the hours of prime, tierce, sext, and nones, and sometimes also vespers and compline …   Australian English dictionary

  • Little Hours —    See Hours, Liturgy of the …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Little hours — See Horarium; None; Sext; Terce …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • little hours — plural noun (in the Western Church) the offices of prime, terce, sext, and none …   English new terms dictionary

  • Little Hours — Prime, Terce, Sext and None; the less elaborate of the services of divine office …   Medieval glossary

  • little hours — noun plural : the offices of prime, terce, sext, and none …   Useful english dictionary

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