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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Kyrie eleison \Kyr"i*e e*lei"son\n. & interj. [Gr. ky`rie 'elei^son .] [1913 Webster] 1. (R. C. Ch.) Greek words, meaning "Lord, have mercy upon us," used in the Mass, the breviary offices, the litany of the saints, etc. --Addis & Arnold. [1913 Webster] 2. The name given to the response to the Commandments, in the service of the Church of England and of the Protestant Episcopal Church. [1913 Webster]