Prayer etymology


English word prayer comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) proiere (Prayer.)

Etymology of prayer

Detailed word origin of prayer

Dictionary entry Language Definition
proiere Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Prayer.
preiere Anglo-Norman (xno)
preiere Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
prayer English (en) (mostly in negative constructions) The remotest hope or chance.. A meeting held for the express purpose of praying.. A practice of communicating with one's God.. A request; a petition.. The act of praying.. The specific words or methods used for praying.