Te DeumTe De·um
- an ancient Christian hymn beginning Te Deum laudamus (We praise thee, O God)
- music for this hymn
- a service of thanksgiving at which this hymn is used
Origin of Te DeumMiddle English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin
A hymn of praise to God sung as part of a Christian liturgy.
Origin of Te DeumFrom Late Latin T&emacron; Deum (laudamus), You, God, (we praise), the opening words of the hymn : Latin t&emacron;, you + Latin deum, accusative of deus, god.
(plural Te Deums)
From the hymn's opening words, "Te Deum laudamus" ("Thee, O God, we praise").