Litany-desk

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Litany-desk in the English Church, a movable desk at which a minister kneels, facing the altar, while he recites the litany
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Low L. litania—Gr. litaneialitesthai, to pray.

Usage

In literature:

Litany desk, by Mrs Rigg.
"The Cathedral Church of Peterborough" by W.D. Sweeting
The term is also given to a small desk at which the litany is enjoined to be sung or said.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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