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Nunc Dimittis

[nuhngk di-mit-is, noo ngk] /ˈnʌŋk dɪˈmɪt ɪs, ˈnʊŋk/
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/
noun
1.
the Latin name for the Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29–32)
2.
a musical setting of this
Word Origin
from the opening words (Vulgate): now let depart
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