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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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and perhaps Birmingham); model gondolas from Venice; model villages from Switzerland; morsels of tesselated pavement from Herculaneum and Pompeii, like petrified minced veal; ashes out of tombs, and lava out of Vesuvius; Spanish fans, Spezzian straw hats, Moorish slippers, Tuscan hairpins, Carrara sculpture, Trastaverini scarves, Genoese velvets and filigree, Neapolitan coral, Roman cameos, Geneva jewellery, Arab lanterns, rosaries blest all round by the Pope himself, and an infinite variety of lumber.
When the bachelor had given her in connection with almost every tomb and flat grave-stone some history of its own, he took her down into the old crypt, now a mere dull vault, and showed her how it had been lighted up in the time of the monks, and how, amid lamps depending from the roof, and swinging censers exhaling scented odours, and habits glittering with gold and silver, and pictures, and precious stuffs, and jewels all flashing and glistening through the low arches, the chaunt of aged voices had been many a time heard there, at midnight, in old days, while hooded figures knelt and prayed around, and told their rosaries of beads.
Souvenir shops inside the Vatican City must have lost sales on Sunday since Pope Francis gave away that day 20,000 rosaries to pilgrims in St Peter's Square.
ROSARIES, Sudan, Jan 1 (KUNA) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has awarded Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister and KFAED Chairman Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Sudan's First-Class Nile Order for contributions to development projects in Sudan.
Summary: The prices of the rosaries are dependent on the quality of the beads.
Rosaries are a recognizable symbol of the Catholic faith and are made from everything from elaborate jewels to simple wooden beads.
They display wide variety of items and souvenirs, including rosaries, prayer rugs, henna, perfumes, incense, abayas, pictures of the Prophet's Mosque and historic places, and copies and CDs of the Holy Qur'an and its translations.
Hutchkinson is no fan of Catholics and proposes a way to dispense of them by using rosaries made of the seeds of Abrus precatorius, the rosary seed plant.
So I have come here to buy these high-tech rosaries for them," said Mohammed Israel, another shopkeeper.
With Chinese rosaries flooding the Egyptian market, it is difficult for me and others like me to sell our rosaries," Mahmoud, 68, told Gulf News.
She organized a group of fellow parishioners at Our Lady of the Angels Church on Main Street to make rosaries for the troops and hopes to expand the effort to include sending Bibles and even religious items for people of other faiths.
But when Salazar, 14, and his 16-year-old friend Marco Castro were suspended recently for refusing to remove the religious beads because they were "gang-related," it thrust the issue into the headlines and has triggered questions over the evolving role of rosaries in religion, fashion and street gangs.