innomine

noun in·nom·i·ne \(ˈ)inˈnäməˌnā, -ˌnē, -ˈnōməˌnā\

Definition of innomine

plural

-s

  1. :  an English polyphonic composition of the 16th and 17th centuries written for an instrumental ensemble (as for viols and keyboard) and using as a cantus firmus a fragment of plainsong from the antiphon for Trinity Sunday

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Origin and Etymology of innomine

Latin in nomine (in in nomine Jesu in the name of Jesus, the opening words of an introit for which such compositions were originally written)


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