Definition of book of hours in English:

book of hours

Syllabification: book of hours

noun

  • (In the Christian Church) a book containing the prayers or offices to be said at the canonical hours of the day, particularly popular in the Middle Ages.
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    • Psalters were the most popular book used for private devotion before the books of hours.
    • Like many books of hours, the Murthly book was written for a noblewoman.
    • Beyond the planets are four depictions of the seasons that recall a medieval book of hours but seem to rely on the tarot, with images of the Fool, the Chariot and Death.

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