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ro·sa·ry

 (rō′zə-rē)
n. pl. ro·sa·ries
1. Roman Catholic Church
a. A form of devotion to the Virgin Mary, chiefly consisting of three sets of five decades each of the Hail Mary, each decade preceded by the Lord's Prayer and ending with a doxology.
b. One of these sets of decades.
c. A string of beads of 5 or 15 decades on which these prayers are counted.
2. Similar beads used by other religious groups.

[Middle English, rose garden, from Medieval Latin rosārium, rose garden, rosary, from Latin, rose garden, from neuter of rosārius, of roses, from rosa, rose.]

rosary

(ˈrəʊzərɪ)
n, pl -saries
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church
a. a series of prayers counted on a string of beads, usually consisting of five or 15 decades of Aves, each decade beginning with a Paternoster and ending with a Gloria
b. a string of 55 or 165 beads used to count these prayers as they are recited
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (in other religions) a similar string of beads used in praying
3. (Horticulture) a bed or garden of roses
4. an archaic word for garland1
[C14: from Latin rosārium rose garden, from rosārius of roses, from rosa rose1]

ro•sa•ry

(ˈroʊ zə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a series of prayers recited by Roman Catholics as a private devotion, usu. consisting of groups of ten aves preceded by a paternoster and followed by a Gloria Patri, each group being accompanied by meditation on a mystery in the lives of Jesus or Mary.
2. a string of beads used in counting these prayers during their recitation.
3. a similar string used in praying by other religious groups.
[1400–50; late Middle English rosarie rose garden < Medieval Latin rosārium rose garden, rosary, Latin, =ros(a) rose1 + -ārium -ary]

Rosary

 a bed of roses; a string of beads; a chaplet, garland or collection of poems or quotations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rosary - a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)rosary - a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)
beads, string of beads - several beads threaded together on a string
Translations
سُبْحَه، مَسبَحَه
růženec
rosenkrans
krunica
rózsafüzér
talnaband
rožančius
ruženec
tesbih

rosary

[ˈrəʊzərɪ] N (Rel) → rosario m
to say the/one's rosaryrezar el rosario

rosary

[ˈrəʊzəri] nchapelet m

rosary

n (Rel) → Rosenkranz m; to say the rosaryden Rosenkranz beten

rosary

[ˈrəʊzərɪ] n
a. (Rel) → rosario
to say or recite the rosary → dire or recitare il rosario
b. (rose garden) → roseto

rosary

(ˈrəuzəri) plural ˈrosaries noun
(a string of beads representing) a group of prayers, used by Roman Catholics.

ro·sa·ry

n. rosario, estructura que se asemeja a cuentas enlazadas.
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