Nunc Dimittis

[nuhngk di-mit-is, noo ngk]
  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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for nunc dimittis

Nunc Dimittis

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

Word Origin for Nunc Dimittis

from the opening words (Vulgate): now let depart
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