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English

Etymology

Middle English preien < Old French preier, (French prier) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] precari, from prex, precis, “a prayer, a request”; akin to Sanskrit prach “to ask”, Old English frignan, fricgan, German fragen. Confer deprecate, imprecate, precarious.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to pray

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pray (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To petition or solicit help from a supernatural or higher being.
  2. To humbly beg a person for aid or their time.
  3. (religion, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to talk to God for any reason.

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