Nunc Dimittis

noun
Nunc Di·​mit·​tis | \ ˌnəŋk-də-ˈmi-təs How to pronounce Nunc Dimittis (audio) , ˌnu̇ŋk-\

Definition of Nunc Dimittis

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

First Known Use of Nunc Dimittis

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Nunc Dimittis

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

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