decani

[ dih-key-nahy ]
/ dɪˈkeɪ naɪ /

adjective

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

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of decani

1750–60; <Medieval Latin decānī of the dean (genitive of decānus); see dean
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for decani

British Dictionary definitions for decani

decani
/ (dɪˈkeɪnaɪ) /

adjective, adverb

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

Word Origin for decani

Latin: genitive of decānus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012