Nunc DimittisNunc Di·mit·tis
- the song of Simeon, used as a canticle in various liturgies: Luke 2:29-32
- departure or farewell, esp. from life
- permission to depart; dismissal
Origin of Nunc DimittisL, now thou lettest depart: first words of the Classical Latin version
A Christian canticle or hymn using the words of Simeon in Luke 2:29–32, beginning “Nunc dimittis servum tuum” (“Now lettest thou thy servant depart”).
Origin of Nunc DimittisLate Latin Nunc D&imacron;mittis : Latin nunc, now + Latin d&imacron;mittis, second person sing. present tense of d&imacron;mittere, to send away.