Definition of Te deum
1. Noun. An ancient liturgical hymn.
Definition of Te deum
1. Noun. An early Christian hymn of praise. ¹
2. Noun. A religious service in which the singing of the hymn forms a principal part; a public thanksgiving. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Te deum
1. 1. An ancient and celebrated Christian hymn, of uncertain authorship, but often ascribed to St. Ambrose; so called from the first words "Te Deum laudamus." It forms part of the daily matins of the Roman Catholic breviary, and is sung on all occasions of thanksgiving. In its English form, commencing with words, "We praise thee, O God," it forms a part of the regular morning service of the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church in America. 2. A religious service in which the singing of the hymn forms a principal part. Origin: L, from te (accus. Of tu thou) + Deum, accus. Of Deus God. See Thou, and Deity. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Te deum
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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1863)
"As is stated in the text, the ' te deum' for Sinope was attended by the representatives of Austria and Prussia, but it was a mistake to connect Count ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"For Luther, the te deum was indispensable, since he wished to see matins and vespers preserved, and the te deum seemed of special value to him. ..."
3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"This is unquestionably the most celebrated 'te deum' ever composed on the ... Cherubini in early youth wrote a te deum, the MS. of which is lost; but, ..."
4. Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Manuscripts, Augustus Hughes-Hughes (1906)
"te deum WITH LATIN WORDS. Royal Appendix 56, f. 30b. Paper; 16th cent. ... te deum " ; for 4 voices, in parts. Anonymous. Additional 10338, ff. 204-215. ..."
5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"A 'te deum' for solo voices and chorus, 1852. 8. ' A Set of Songs; the Poetry chiefly Selected,' 1853. 4. 'Songs for a Winter's Night; the Poetry chiefly ..."