Benedicite

Benedicite

[ben-i-dis-i-tee]
noun
Ecclesiastical. the canticle beginning in Latin Benedicite, omnia opera Domini, and in English “O all ye works of the Lord.”

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English < Latin, imperative 2nd person plural of benedīcere (bene bene- + dīcere to speak)

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benedicite (ˌbɛnɪˈdaɪsɪtɪ)
 
n
1.  (esp in Christian religious orders) a blessing or grace
 
interj
2.  obsolete an expression of surprise
 
[C13: from Latin, from benedīcere, from bene well + dīcere to speak]

Benedicite (ˌbɛnɪˈdaɪsɪtɪ)
 
n
Christianity a canticle that originated as part of the Song of the Three Holy Children in the secondary addition to the Book of Daniel, beginning Benedicite omnia opera Domini Domino in Latin, and O all ye Works of the Lord in English

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