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sursum corda

[soo r-soo m kawr-dah, kohr-] /ˈsʊər sʊm ˈkɔr dɑ, ˈkoʊr-/
noun, Ecclesiastical
the words “Lift up your hearts,” addressed by the celebrant of the Mass to the congregation just before the preface.
Origin of sursum corda
1550-60; < Latin Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for sursum corda

sursum corda

/ˈsɜːsəm ˈkɔːdə/
(RC Church) a Latin versicle meaning Lift up your hearts, said by the priest at Mass
a cry of exhortation, hope, etc
Word Origin
C16: Latin, literally: up hearts
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