Etymology
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paternoster (n.)

"the Lord's Prayer," Old English Pater Noster, from Latin pater noster "our father," the first words of the Lord's Prayer in Latin. Meaning "set of rosary beads" is by mid-13c. (originally it was the name of one of the larger beads). Paternoster Row, near St. Paul's in London (similarly named streets are found in other cathedral cities), reflects the once-important industry of rosary bead-making.

updated on February 24, 2020

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Definitions of paternoster from WordNet
1
paternoster (n.)
a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor;
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Paternoster (n.)
(Roman Catholic Church) the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as `our father';
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.