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decani

[ dih-key-nahy ]
/ dɪˈkeɪ naɪ /
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adjective
of or relating to the epistle or liturgical south side of a church (opposed to cantoris).
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Origin of decani

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