magnificat


mag·nif·i·cat

noun \mag-ˈni-fi-ˌkat, -ˌkät; män-ˈyi-fi-ˌkät\

Definition of MAGNIFICAT

1
capitalized
a :  the canticle of the Virgin Mary in Luke 1:46–55
b :  a musical setting for the Magnificat
2
:  an utterance of praise

Origin of MAGNIFICAT

Middle English, from Latin, magnifies, from magnificare to magnify; from the first word of the canticle
First Known Use: 13th century

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