Nunc Dimittis

[ nuhngk di-mit-is, noongk ]
/ ˈnʌŋk dɪˈmɪt ɪs, ˈnʊŋk /

noun

(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.

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Origin of Nunc Dimittis

From Latin

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British Dictionary definitions for Nunc Dimittis

Nunc Dimittis
/ (ˈnʌŋk dɪˈmɪtɪs, ˈnʊŋk) /

noun

the Latin name for the Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29–32)
a musical setting of this

Word Origin for Nunc Dimittis

from the opening words (Vulgate): now let depart
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