What does magnificat mean?

Definitions for magnificatmægˈnɪf ɪˌkæt, -ˌkɑt; mɑgˈnɪf ɪˌkɑt, mɑnˈyɪf-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Magnificat(noun)

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


  1. Magnificat(ProperNoun)

    The liturgical canticle of the Virgin Mary, sung in Christian churches; taken from her reported words at the Annunciation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnificat(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [L., it magnifies.]


  1. Magnificat

    The Magnificat — also known as the Song of Mary or the Canticle of Mary — is a canticle frequently sung liturgically in Christian church services. It is one of the eight most ancient Christian hymns and perhaps the earliest Marian hymn. Its name comes from the first word of the Latin version of the canticle's text. The text of the canticle is taken directly from the Gospel of Luke where it is spoken by the Virgin Mary upon the occasion of her Visitation to her cousin Elizabeth. In the narrative, after Mary greets Elizabeth, who is pregnant with the future John the Baptist, the child moves within Elizabeth's womb. When Elizabeth praises Mary for her faith, Mary sings what is now known as the Magnificat in response. Within Christianity, the Magnificat is most frequently recited within the Liturgy of the Hours. In Western Christianity, the Magnificat is most often sung or recited during the main evening prayer service: Vespers within Roman Catholicism and Lutheranism, and Evening Prayer within Anglicanism. In Eastern Christianity, the Magnificat is usually sung at Sunday Matins. Among Protestant groups, the Magnificat may also be sung during worship services.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Magnificat

    mag-nif′i-kat, n. the song of the Virgin Mary, Luke, i. 46-55, beginning in the Vulgate with this word. [L. '(my soul) doth magnify,' 3d pers. sing. pres. ind. of magnificāre.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnificat in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnificat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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