Nunc DimittisNunc Di·mit·tis
- the song of Simeon, used as a canticle in various liturgies: Luke 2:29-32
- [n- d-]
- 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 Dīmittis Latin nunc now Latin dīmittis second person sing. present tense of dīmittere to send away