Benedictus

noun
Ben·e·dic·tus | \ˌbe-nə-ˈdik-təs \

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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