DIRIGE

Etymology

Noun

dirige (plural diriges)

A Roman Catholic service for the dead, being the first antiphon of matins for the dead, of which dirige is the first word; a dirge.

Source: Wiktionary


Dir"i*ge, n. Etym: [L. See Dirge.]

Definition: A service for the dead, in the Roman Catholic Church, being the first antiphon of Matins for the dead, of which Dirige is the first word; a dirge. Evensongs and placebo and dirige. Wyclif. Resort, I pray you, unto my sepulture To sing my dirige with great devotion. Lamentation of Mary Magdalene.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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