Tantum Ergo

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tantum Ergo tan′tum er′gō, the fifth stanza of the hymn 'Pange, lingua, gloriosi corporis mysterium,' written for the office of the Festival of Corpus Christi, which St Thomas of Aquino drew up in 1263.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From its opening words.

Usage

In literature:

Having a good ear for music,he became a chorister, and sang the Tantum ergo.
"Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist" by Samuel Smiles
The latter was in his surplice, and chanted a 'Veni Creator, Salve Regina, and Tantum ergo'.
"Marquise de Brinvilliers" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The latter was in his surplice, and chanted a 'Veni Creator, Salve Regina, and Tantum ergo'.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Again there was a sound of voices, as the nuns sang in chorus the 'Tantum Ergo.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
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