orison

orison

[awr-uh-zuhn, or-]
noun
a prayer.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin ōrātiōn- (stem of ōrātiō) plea, prayer, oration

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orison (ˈɒrɪzən)
 
n
literary another word for prayer
 
[C12: from Old French oreison, from Late Latin ōrātiō, from Latin: speech, from ōrāre to speak]

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orison
c.1175, from Anglo-Fr. oreison, O.Fr. oraison "oration" (12c.), from L. orationem (nom. oratio) "speech, oration," in Church L. "prayer, appeal to God," from orare (see orator). Etymologically, a doublet of oration.
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