Magnificat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Magnificat (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Magnificat The song of the Virgin Mary, Luke i. 46; -- so called because it commences with this word in the Vulgate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Magnificat The song or hymn of the Virgin Mary in Luke i. 46-55, beginning “My soul doth magnify the Lord.” It is very similar to the song of Hannah (i Sam. ii. 1-10), which has accordingly been called the at old Testament Magnificat. The Magnificat was in use in the hours or daily service of the Christian church as early as about a. d. 500. In the Greek Church it is the ninth ode (canticle) at Orthros (Lands), and is called the Ode of the Theotocos. It was at first omitted from the American Prayer-book, but was restored in 1886.
    • n Magnificat A musical setting of this hymn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Magnificat mag-nif′i-kat the song of the Virgin Mary, Luke, i. 46-55, beginning in the Vulgate with this word.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., it magnifies
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. '(my soul) doth magnify,' 3d pers. sing. pres. ind. of magnificāre.

Usage

In literature:

I crowded out the Magnificat with a picture of Zaluski and Gertrude Morley.
"The Autobiography of a Slander" by Edna Lyall
For all Scientists study their Bibles diligently, and they know their Magnificat.
"Christian Science" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
With his mighty voice, he filled the church when he led the Magnificat at vespers.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
They died away; the Magnificat followed, then silence, then the Nunc Dimittis, then another silence, presently the anthem.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
The triumphant call of the Magnificat, however beautiful, seemed strangely out of place in this lonely island in a sea of sand.
"The Weavers, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Magnificat, Manchester, N. H. Metropolitan, 432 Fourth Avenue, New York City.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
For this purpose Bach wrote his great 'Magnificat.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
Magnificat anima mea Dominum.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
This only became really odious when, with a formidable explosion, the first strophe of the Magnificat struck the arches.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Through the dancing infant host his Magnificat is upborne on the breath of his desire.
"The Masque of the Elements" by Herman Scheffauer
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In news:

Rediscovering 'joy of believing' aim of Magnificat event, says founder.
Ballet Magnificat is headquartered in in Jackson, Miss.
Ballet Magnificat will be spotlighted Friday at Anastasia Baptist Church.
Ballet Magnificat to perform here in September and conduct all-day workshops.
Today I happened upon this poem by the late Gerald Manley Hopkins, entitled The May Magnificat .
Feminist theologian speaks on "Mary of the Magnificat ".
Magnificat ministry plans breakfast.
Rinat Mouzafarov's Institute of Ballet has hosted Ballet Magnificat in Minot before, but this year the country's premier Christian ballet company is presenting something special.
Slidell Magnificat will celebrate the chapter's 25th anniversary with a special luncheon to be held May 28 at St Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1050 Robert Blvd in Slidell.
As a practicing Catholic woman it was interesting to read about the opening of Magnificat House of Discernment for Women where women will live together while considering a possible decision to become nuns.
Feminist theologian speaks on "Mary of the Magnificat".
Mark Mangini, the society's music director, will conduct the program, which begins and ends with settings of the celebratory Magnificat.
Canterbury Choral Society presents 'Magnificat', 'Messiah'.
When I read last Thursday's daily meditation in Magnificat magazine, it was one of those moments of being thunderstruck by a truth that is simple, should be obvious, and yet is utterly foreign to the modern mind.
Chanting the Magnificat a magnificent experience.
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