how to pronounce paternoster

pɑːtənɒstəɹ

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meanings of paternoster

noun:

  1. The Lord's prayer, especially in a Roman Catholic context.
  2. A tackle rig with a heavy sinker at the end of the line, and one or more hooks on traces at right angles spaced above the sinker.
  3. Every eleventh bead in a rosary, at which, while counting the beads, the Lord's Prayer is to be repeated.
  4. A medieval artisan who crafted rosary beads or prayer nuts.
  5. A patent medicine, so named because salesmen would pray the Lord's Prayer over it before selling it.
  6. A bead-like ornament in mouldings.
  7. A slow, continuously moving lift or elevator consisting of a loop of open-fronted cabins running the height of a building.
  8. A string of beads used in counting prayers that are said; a rosary.

verb:

  1. To try to catch (fish, etc.) with a paternoster rig.

name:

  1. A surname​.