decani

[dih-key-nahy]

Origin of decani

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

adjective, adverb
  1. music to be sung by the decanal side of a choirCompare cantoris

Word Origin for decani

Latin: genitive of decānus
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