Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Venerable Beads

The New Beginning posts a link to an article by Anna Gottschall informing us that "[t]he word ‘bead’ derives from the Old English word ‘ebed’, originally meaning to pray or request, and was used to describe groups of beads which were loosely strung together" — Prayer Bead Production and use in Medieval England.

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