Quem quaeritis?

Latin phrase
Quem quaer·​i·​tis? | \ ˈkwem-ˈkwer-i-tis How to pronounce Quem quaeritis? (audio) \
variants: or Quem queritis?

Definition of Quem quaeritis?

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Quem quaer·​i·​tis | \ ¦kwemˈkwerətə̇s \

Definition of Quem quaeritis (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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4 Oct 2021

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“Quem quaeritis?.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quem%20quaeritis%3F. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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