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Nunc Dimittis

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noun Nunc Di·mit·tis \ˌnəŋk-də-ˈmi-təs, ˌnu̇ŋk-\

Definition of Nunc Dimittis

  1. :  the prayer of Simeon in Luke 2:29–32 used as a canticle



Origin of nunc dimittis

Latin, now lettest thou depart; from the first words of the canticle


First Known Use: 1552


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