Definition of Magnificat

1. Noun. (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning 'Magnificat anima mea Dominum').

Category relationships: Gospel According To Luke, Gospel Of Luke, Luke
Generic synonyms: Canticle

Definition of Magnificat

1. n. The song of the Virgin Mary, Luke i. 46; -- so called because it commences with this word in the Vulgate.

Definition of Magnificat

1. Proper noun. (music) The liturgical canticle of the Virgin Mary, sung in Christian churches; taken from her reported words at the Annunciation ¹

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Definition of Magnificat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magnificat

Magna Carta
Magna Charta
Magna Graecia
Magna Mater
Magnan's sign
Magnan's trombone movement
Magnehelic gauge
Magnetic North
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnificat (current term)
Magnolia State
Magnolia acuminata
Magnolia fraseri
Magnolia grandiflora
Magnolia macrophylla
Magnolia soulangiana
Magnolia stellata
Magnolia tripetala
Magnolia virginiana

Literary usage of Magnificat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Patrum et Doctorum super Canticum "Magnificat , etc. (Rome, 1904), a royal 8vo of 827 double- column pages, containing homilies and commentaries on the ..."

2. Journal of Theological Studies by Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press) (1906)
"9, 'Cum Elisabeth Dominum anima nostra magnificat' c. 1 1. Mr Burkitt has stated that ' the reading is already well known to textual critics, being found in ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1907)
"THE Magnificat. I. IT has recently been argued 1 with much ingenuity by Professor Burkitt that the true interpretation of St. Luke's narrative of the Visit ..."

4. The Standard Oratorios: Their Stories, Their Music, and Their Composers; a by George Putnam Upton (1886)
"The Magnificat in D—known as the " Great Magnificat," to distinguish it from the smaller — is considered one of the grandest illustrations of Bach's genius. ..."

5. Works by Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society (1869)
"XL THE Magnificat, OR HYMN OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN. E is no need of any prefatory remarks to introduce to the reader the J- following well-known Hymn, ..."

6. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"Magnificat, Jean Jouvenet, Notre Dame, Paris. The Visitation. ... Magnificat OF ART. See Triumph of Religion in Arts. MAGNUS, EDUARD, born in Berlin, Jan. ..."

7. Divine Worship in England in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries by John David Chambers (1877)
"Whether " Magnificat" be fung with an Antiphon or without one, ... with the differences that this Antiphon or "Magnificat" (as well as that on "Nunc ..."

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