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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Rosary

 a bed of roses; a string of beads; a chaplet, garland or collection of poems or quotations.
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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
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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
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rosary

[ˈrəʊzəri] nchapelet m
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rosary

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

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

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

n. rosario, estructura que se asemeja a cuentas enlazadas.
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Traditional devotions include the praying of the Way of the Cross, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, meditation on the five Sorrowful Mysteries, and the recitation of the five prayers in honor of Christ's five wounds.
Buencamino named the most extraordinary works-'Baptism of Christ' by Simon Flores; the oil-on-panel works inspired by the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary (1850) by Liberator Gatchalian; and the Way of the Cross paintings from Paete and Bohol.
The Fires of Faith, Perciyal's sculptural installation on the ground floor of Pepper House at Fort Kochi, focused on an episode cast in between the Joyful and Sorrowful mysteries, that of Christ riding on a donkey to Jerusalem.
At noon or at three o'clock in the afternoon, the Sorrowful Mysteries remind us of the suffering and death of the Lord.