Quem quaeritis?

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Latin phrase

Quem quaer·​i·​tis? ˈkwem-ˈkwer-i-tis How to pronounce Quem quaeritis? (audio)
variants or Quem queritis?
: whom do you seek?
used for an Easter introit trope and liturgical drama on the women's encounter with an angel when visiting Christ's tomb

Quem quaeritis

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Quem quaer·​i·​tis
: an Easter introit trope derived from the account of the visit to Christ's tomb by the women, acted in the 10th century by ecclesiastics, and in its amplified dramatized form being the earliest known liturgical drama

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“Quem quaeritis?.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quem%20quaeritis%3F. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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