antiphonary

antiphonary

[an-tif-uh-ner-ee]
noun, plural antiphonaries.
a book of antiphons.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin antiphōnārium; learned borrowing replacing earlier versions, which had undergone changes: Middle English anfenere, antefenar, antiphoner(e), Old English antefnere (compare Middle Dutch antiffenaer, Middle Low German antifenēr, Old High German antiphenere) < Medieval Latin See antiphon, -ary

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antiphonary (ænˈtɪfənərɪ)
 
n , pl -naries
1.  a bound collection of antiphons, esp for use in the divine office
 
adj
2.  of or relating to such a book

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