Nunc Dimittis

[ nuhngkdi-mit-is, noongk ]

  1. (italics) the canticle beginning with the words of Simeon, in Luke 2:29–32, “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.”

  2. (lowercase) permission to leave; dismissal or departure.

Origin of Nunc Dimittis

From Latin

Words Nearby Nunc Dimittis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Nunc Dimittis in a sentence

  • It may have been that she was muttering a sort of grim Nunc Dimittis—she who had seen so many wars.

    The Isle of Unrest | Henry Seton Merriman
  • This, with all Rome to choose from, may be proudly done, and then Nunc Dimittis may be sung.

    The Browning Cyclopdia | Edward Berdoe
  • There was only the usual parochial chanting of the Nunc Dimittis; the familiar Commemoration-day psalms, cxxii.

    Thackerayana | William Makepeace Thackeray
  • And to see Lily married into the smart set would have caused her to say her Nunc Dimittis with a sober and grateful heart.

    Mammon and Co. | E. F. Benson
  • Nunc Dimittis,” she added, “is the only prayer I can make now as far as regards myself.

British Dictionary definitions for Nunc Dimittis

Nunc Dimittis

/ (ˈnʌŋk dɪˈmɪtɪs, ˈnʊŋk) /

  1. the Latin name for the Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29–32)

  2. a musical setting of this

Origin of Nunc Dimittis

from the opening words (Vulgate): now let depart

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