Nunc dimittis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Nunc dimittis the prayer of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nunc dimittis (Eccl) The song of Simeon Luke ii. 29-32), used in the ritual of many churches. It begins with these words in the Vulgate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nunc dimittis nungk di-mit′tis, 'now lettest thou depart:' the name given to the song of Simeon (Luke, ii. 29-32) in the R.C. Breviary and the Anglican evening service—from the opening words.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nunc, now + dimittis, thou lettest depart

Usage

In literature:

The air of 'Nunc Dimittis' sounds in same of these writings.
"The World Set Free" by Herbert George Wells
I am now contented, and can sing my nunc dimittis.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
At seventy-eight, Grandma Kelly was far from ready for her nunc dimittis.
"Martie the Unconquered" by Kathleen Norris
They died away; the Magnificat followed, then silence, then the Nunc Dimittis, then another silence, presently the anthem.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
I should like to see Clive happy, and then say Nunc dimittis.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Nunc Dimittis is dull and The Wandering Jew dreadful; but Procris is a beautiful poem.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
What happy artist murmured, "Nunc dimittis," When he had fashioned this transcendent bowl?
"Pipe and Pouch" by Various
Its head, in consequence, is free, and it begins to sing its 'Nunc dimittis.
"King John of Jingalo" by Laurence Housman
Jubilate, Magnificat, and Nunc Dimittis, Op.
"Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
Nunc Dimittis, the, 97.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
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In poetry:

In the strife 'twixt flesh and spirit, while you can the spirit aid.
Should you fall not less your merit, be not for a fall afraid.
Whatso'er most right, most fit is you shall do. When all is done
Chaunt the noble Nunc Dimittis--Benedicimur,my son.
"The Road to Avernus Scene VII: Two Exhortations" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

(See the "Nunc Dimittis" in the June issue of The Diapason, page 10.
His composition of "Magnificat" and "Nunc Dimittis" will also be offered.
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