antiphonary [an tif′ə ner΄ē]
pl. antiphonaries [ME antiphonere < OFr antifonier < ML(Ec) antiphonarium: see ANTIPHON]
a collection of antiphons, esp. a book of responsive prayers

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  • Antiphonary — • One of the present liturgical books intended for use in the liturgical choir, and originally characterized, by the assignment to it principally of the antiphons used in various parts of the Roman liturgy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Antiphonary — An*tiph o*na*ry, n. [LL. antiphonarium. See {Antiphoner}.] A book containing a collection of antiphons; the book in which the antiphons of the breviary, with their musical notes, are contained. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antiphonary — An Antiphonary, Antiphonal, or Antiphoner (Latin antiphonarium, antiphonarius, antiphonarius liber, antiphonale ; Greek ’antíphonon, antiphon, antiphone, anthem ) is one of the present Catholic liturgical books. It is intended for use in choro (i …   Wikipedia

  • antiphonary — noun (plural naries) Date: 15th century 1. a book containing a collection of antiphons 2. a book containing the choral parts of the Divine Office …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antiphonary — /an tif euh ner ee/, n., pl. antiphonaries. a book of antiphons. [1425 75; late ME < ML antiphonarium; learned borrowing r. earlier versions, which had undergone changes: ME anfenere, antefenar, antiphoner(e), OE antefnere (cf. MD antiffenaer,… …   Universalium

  • antiphonary — 1. noun An antiphonal. 2. adjective Pertaining to an antiphon or antiphony …   Wiktionary

  • Antiphonary — [antiphoner]. A liturgical book containing the *antiphons sung during service. Antiphonaries were large books for use by the choir, often decorated and *historiated. Cf. Canticle …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • antiphonary — n. book of antiphons (songs with alternate parts) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antiphonary — [an tɪf(ə)nəri] noun (plural antiphonaries) a book of plainsong for the Divine Office …   English new terms dictionary

  • antiphonary — an·tiph·o·nary …   English syllables

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