Nunc Dimittis

Nunc Dimittis

[nuhngk di-mit-is, noongk]
noun
1.
(italics) the canticle beginning with the words of Simeon, in Luke 2:29–32, “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.”
2.
(lowercase) permission to leave; dismissal or departure.

Origin:
< Latin

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Nunc Dimittis (ˈnʌŋk dɪˈmɪtɪs, ˈnʊŋk)
 
n
1.  the Latin name for the Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29--32)
2.  a musical setting of this
 
[from the opening words (Vulgate): now let depart]

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