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 Tē Deum (laudāmus) You, God, (we praise), the opening words of the hymn Latin tē you Latin deum accusative of deus god
(plural Te Deums)
From the hymn's opening words, "Te Deum laudamus" ("Thee, O God, we praise").