• Definition for "Magnificat"
    • The canticle beginning Magnificat anima mea Dominum ("My…
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Magnificat definition

  • noun:
    • The canticle beginning Magnificat anima mea Dominum ("My heart doth magnify the Lord”).
    • A musical setting of this canticle.
    • A hymn or track of praise.
    • The song regarding the Virgin Mary, Luke i. 46; -- so called since it commences using this term in Vulgate.
    • The song or hymn of the Virgin Mary in Luke i. 46-55, beginning “My soul doth magnify the Lord.”
    • A musical environment of the hymn.
    • (Luke) the canticle regarding the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 starting `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
  • proper-noun:
    • The liturgical canticle of this Virgin Mary, sung in Christian churches; extracted from her reported words at the Annunciation
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