Nunc-dimittis meaning

nŭngk dĭ-mĭtĭs, no͝ongk
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”).
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The song of Simeon, used as a canticle in various liturgies: Luke 2:29-32
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Origin of nunc-dimittis

  • Late Latin Nunc Dīmittis Latin nunc now Latin dīmittis second person sing. present tense of dīmittere to send away

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition