in·​nom·​i·​ne | \ (ˈ)inˈnäməˌnā, -ˌnē, -ˈnōməˌnā \
plural -s

Definition of innomine

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Innomine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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