Meaning of Nunc Dimittis in English:

Nunc Dimittis

Pronunciation /ˌnʌŋk dɪˈmɪtɪs/


  • The Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29–32) used as a canticle in Christian liturgy, especially at compline and evensong.

    • ‘The tradition of singing the Nunc Dimittis, albeit with a different melody, comes from the Medieval Period.’


Latin, the opening words of the canticle, ‘(Lord) now you let (your servant) depart’.