Nunc Dimittis


Nunc Di·​mit·​tis ˌnəŋk-də-ˈmi-təs How to pronounce Nunc Dimittis (audio)
: the prayer of Simeon in Luke 2:29–32 used as a canticle

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Nunc Dimittis was in the 15th century

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“Nunc Dimittis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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