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gloria

  

      n  
1    a silk, wool, cotton, or nylon fabric used esp. for umbrellas  
2    a halo or nimbus, esp. as represented in art  
     (C16: from Latin: glory)  


Gloria  
      n  
1    any of several doxologies beginning with the word Gloria, esp. the Greater and the Lesser Doxologies  
2    a musical setting of one of these  
Gloria in Excelsis Deo  
      n  
1    the Greater Doxology (see doxology), beginning in Latin with these words  
2    a musical setting of this, usually incorporated into the Ordinary of the Mass,   (Often shortened to)    Gloria  
     (literally: glory to God in the highest)  
Gloria Patri  
      n  
1    the Lesser Doxology (see doxology), beginning in Latin with these words  
2    a musical setting of this  
     (literally: glory to the father)  
sic transit gloria mundi     (Latin)   thus passes the glory of the world  
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