What is another word for rosary?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈə͡ʊzəɹˌi] (IPA)

A rosary is a set of beads used for praying in the Catholic religion. Synonyms for this word include prayer beads, devotionals, holy beads, and faith-based necklaces. Each of these phrases carries the same meaning as rosary but may be used in different contexts. Prayer beads can be used for other religions, while devotionals are more focused on religious devotion. Holy beads convey the importance and sacredness of the item, and faith-based necklaces denote the connection to the faith. Overall, these synonyms offer various ways to convey the seriousness and significance of this religious tool.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Rosary

Whether or no meanwhile their enemies drew near they never discovered: but Prior, awaking towards nightfall, saw the hermit still seated at the entrance as they had found him, and lay for a while listening to the click of his rosary as he told bead after bead.
"Hetty Wesley"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
It was felt, indeed, that for a while he had better remain upon the Continent, and he spent a pleasant time in Paris, where he showed his zeal for his new-found faith by professing himself ready to die for it, and by accompanying the King of France to Mass with a rosary hung round his neck.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes
Had the storm destroyed the Ortlieb mansion he would have considered it only natural; and as he glanced around the kitchen in search of Katterle, who, like most of the others, was on her knees with her rosary in her hand, old Martsche rushed in, hurried up to the cook, shook her as if to rouse her from sleep, and exclaimed: Hot water for the blood-letting!
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Volume 5."
Georg Ebers

Famous quotes with Rosary

  • When we have spiritual reading at meals, when we have the rosary at night, when we have study groups, forums, when we go out to distribute literature at meetings, or sell it on the street corners, Christ is there with us.
    Dorothy Day
  • The rosary was said every evening. I always liked that sentence about the medieval Churches, that they were the Bibles of the poor. The Church was my first book and I would think it is still my most important book.
    John McGahern
  • Day is like day as two beads in a rosary, unless changes of weather form the only variety.
    Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Pagodas are, like mosques, true houses of prayer; ?Tis prayer that church bells waft upon the air; Kaaba and temple, rosary and cross, All are but divers tongues of world-wide prayer.
    Omar Khayyam
  • Their beloved priest must now wander for all eternity chained to this earthly purgatory—a warning to all that God forgives only that which is confessed to Him through true repentance and atonement. I walked down the church steps, keeping my secret stitched to my tongue. After the ceremony I would have no one to answer for my yearnings but myself, even if after my death I would have to lag behind that priest until the end of days, a pair of branded souls dragging the heavy burdens of their sins, like cows roaming the foggiest dawns, the first guiding the second with its dangling rosary of a tail.
    Rigoberto González

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