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compline

[kom-plin, -plahyn] /ˈkɒm plɪn, -plaɪn/
noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
the last of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, originally occurring after the evening meal but now usually following immediately upon vespers.
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[kom-plin] /ˈkɒm plɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English comp(e)lin, equivalent to compli, cump(e)lie (< Old French complie, cumplie < Latin complēta (hōra) complete (hour) + -in (of matin)
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compline

/ˈkɒmplɪn; -plaɪn/
noun
1.
(RC Church) the last of the seven canonical hours of the divine office
Word Origin
C13: from Old French complie, from Medieval Latin hōra complēta, literally: the completed hour, from Latin complēre to fill up, complete
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Word Origin and History for complin
compline
the last canonical service of the day, early 13c., cumplie, compelin, from O.Fr. complie, from L. completa (hora), from completus (see complete); with unexplained -n-.
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