Benedictus

noun
Ben·​e·​dic·​tus | \ ˌbe-nə-ˈdik-təs How to pronounce Benedictus (audio) \

Definition of Benedictus

1 : a canticle from Luke 1:68 beginning "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel"
2 : a canticle from Matthew 21:9 beginning "Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord"

First Known Use of Benedictus

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Benedictus

Late Latin, blessed, from past participle of benedicere; from its first word

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“Benedictus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Benedictus. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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