evensong vs vespers what difference

what is difference between evensong and vespers

English

Etymology

even +‎ song

Pronunciation

Noun

evensong (plural evensongs)

  1. A religious service, most commonly seen in the Anglican or Episcopal Church, that takes place in the early hours of the evening.

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English vespers, from Old French vespres (French vêpres), from Latin vesper (evening star).

Noun

vespers (uncountable)

  1. (Christianity) The sixth of the seven canonical hours

Related terms

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Noun

vespers

  1. plural of vesper

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • vespres

Etymology

From Old French vespres, from Latin vesper (evening star).

Noun

vespers (uncountable)

  1. (Christianity) The sixth of the seven canonical hours.
  2. (Christianity) The liturgical service celebrated at this time.

Descendants

  • English: vespers

See also

  • Vesper

References

  • “vesper, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 14 June 2018.

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