prayer beads

prayer beads
noun plural Date: 1630 a string of beads by which prayers are counted; specifically rosary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Prayer beads — are traditionally used to keep count of the repetitions of prayers, chants or devotions by adherents of religion. Since the beads can be fingered in an automatic manner, they allow one to keep track of how many prayers have been said with a… …   Wikipedia

  • prayer beads — prayer ,beads noun plural a string with small BEADS on it, used in some religions to count prayers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prayer beads — prayer′ beads [[t]prɛər[/t]] n. rel a rosary • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • prayer beads — n. ROSARY …   English World dictionary

  • prayer beads — noun a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics) • Syn: ↑rosary • Hypernyms: ↑beads, ↑string of beads * * * /prair/ a rosary. [1620 30] * * * prayer beads UK US noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • prayer-beads — vaistinis abras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Abrus precatorius), paplitęs atogrąžose, naudojamas papuošalams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Abrus precatorius angl. coral beadplant; crab s eye;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • prayer beads — noun A string of beads used by members of various religions to count prayers, chants or devotions. Syn: rosary …   Wiktionary

  • prayer beads — UK / US noun [plural] a string with small beads on it, used in some religions to count prayers …   English dictionary

  • prayer beads — /prair/ a rosary. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Anglican prayer beads — Sometimes known as the Anglican rosary, Christian prayer beads, or ecumenical prayer beads, Anglican prayer beads are a loop of strung beads which Anglicans and other Christians use as a focus for prayer. Anglican prayer beads were developed in… …   Wikipedia

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