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Holman Bible Dictionary

Magnificat

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(mawg nih' fi cat) Latin word meaning “magnify.” The first word in Latin of Mary's psalm of praise (Luke 1:46-55 ) and thus the title of the psalm. Very similar to the psalm of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10 ). See Benedictus; Nunc Dimittis .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Magnificat'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/m/magnificat.html. 1991.

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