Magnificat

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Mag·nif·i·cat

 (măg-nĭf′ĭ-kăt′)
n. Christianity
1. The canticle beginning Magnificat anima mea Dominum ("My soul doth magnify the Lord").
2. A musical setting of this canticle.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin magnificat, it magnifies, third person sing. present tense of magnificāre, to magnify, extol; see magnify.]

Magnificat

(mæɡˈnɪfɪˌkæt)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the hymn of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:46-55), used as a canticle
[from the opening phrase in the Latin version, Magnificat anima mea Dominum (my soul doth magnify the Lord)]

Mag•nif•i•cat

(mægˈnɪf ɪˌkæt, -ˌkɑt; mɑgˈnɪf ɪˌkɑt, mɑnˈyɪf-)

n.
1. the canticle of the Virgin Mary in Luke 1:46–55.
2. a musical setting for this.
[1150–1200; < Latin: (it) magnifies (the first word of the hymn)]
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Noun1.Magnificat - (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')Magnificat - (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
Gospel According to Luke, Gospel of Luke, Luke - one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life
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Magnificat

[mægˈnɪfɪkæt] NMagníficat m
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We are here to recite before God the canticle of Mary, which is now the hymn of the Church and the hymn of hope for the "poor" who are waiting for the promises of the Lord to be fulfilled: "My soul glorifies the Lord, for the Mighty One has done great things for me" (Luke 1:46 and 49).
12) Consequently, mercy, not sacrifice, is the canticle of Mary in Io Sono con Te.
In the evening pray the Magnificat, or the Canticle of Mary (Luke 1:46-55).