Te Deum

Te De·​um | \ ˌtā-ˈdā-əm How to pronounce Te Deum (audio) , ˌtē-ˈdē- How to pronounce Te Deum (audio) \
plural Te Deums

Definition of Te Deum

: a liturgical Christian hymn of praise to God

First Known Use of Te Deum

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Te Deum

Middle English, from Late Latin te deum laudamus thee, God, we praise; from the opening words of the hymn

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