[nuhngk di-mit-is, noo ngk]
- (italics) the canticle beginning with the words of Simeon, in Luke 2:29–32, “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.”
- (lowercase) permission to leave; dismissal or departure.
Origin of Nunc Dimittis
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- the Latin name for the Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29–32)
- a musical setting of this
from the opening words (Vulgate): now let depart