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English noun: Paternoster

1. Paternoster (communication) (Roman Catholic Church) the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as `our father'

Instance hypernymLord's Prayer

Domain categoryChurch of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

2. paternoster (artifact) a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor

Broader (hypernym)elevator, lift

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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