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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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41 words

Arabic misbahah; tasbih; subhah. String of thirty-three beads used by Muslims since the ninth century to count ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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175 words

In Christianity, a Catholic devotion which consists in reciting fifteen ‘decades’ (groups of ten) of Hail Marys (Ave Maria ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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69 words

String of beads for recalling *prayers recited in a specific order while contemplating events from the lives of Christ and ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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43 words

Form of meditational prayer that contemplates the life of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary within the Catholic and Orthodox ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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518 words

The term “rosary” was attached in the 15th c. to a pious exercise previously designated under the name of “psalter ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

(in the Roman Catholic Church) a form of devotion in which five (or fifteen) decades of Hail Marys are repeated (a ...

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