decani

[dih-key-nahy]
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adjective

of or relating to the epistle or liturgical south side of a church (opposed to cantoris).

Nearby words

  1. decan,
  2. decanal,
  3. decanally,
  4. decane,
  5. decanedioic acid,
  6. decanoic acid,
  7. decanol,
  8. decanormal,
  9. decant,
  10. decantation

Origin of decani

1750–60; < Medieval Latin decānī of the dean (genitive of decānus); see dean1

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British Dictionary definitions for decani

decani

adjective, adverb

music to be sung by the decanal side of a choirCompare cantoris

Word Origin for decani

Latin: genitive of decānus

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