Nunc dimittis

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Nunc Di·mit·tis

 (nŭngk′ dĭ-mĭt′ĭs, 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").

[Late Latin Nunc Dīmittis : Latin nunc, now + Latin dīmittis, second person sing. present tense of dīmittere, to send away.]

Nunc Dimittis

(ˈnʌŋk dɪˈmɪtɪs; ˈnʊŋk)
1. (Bible) the Latin name for the Canticle of Simeon (Luke 2:29–32)
2. (Classical Music) a musical setting of this
[from the opening words (Vulgate): now let depart]

Nunc Dimittis

A Latin phrase meaning now let depart, used to mean the canticle of Simeon in the Bible.
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Noun1.Nunc dimittis - the prayer of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)
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still considers the canticle of Zechariah to be a preexisting composition inherited from "members of the Baptist diaspora" (50), he reckons the Magnificat, Gloria, and Nunc Dimittis to be pieces original with Luke, and argues that all four hymns are fully integrated elements in Luke's narrative argument, not extraneous and ill-fitted ornamentation.
He strikes a characteristic note in solution of James Mearns's "puzzlement" that the Nunc dimittis is lacking among the canticles in the Vespasian Psalter: "The answer is clear and instructive: that since the canticle has never been part of the monastic form of compline, its absence here shows that the Canterbury monks' office c.