Canticle Can"ti*cle, n.; pl. {Canticles}. [L. canticulum a little song, dim. of canticum song, fr. cantus a singing, fr. coner to sing. See {Chant}.] 1. A song; esp. a little song or hymn. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament. [1913 Webster]

3. A canto or division of a poem [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Canticles — [kan′ti kəlz] n. SONG OF SOLOMON: abbrev. Ca: also, in the Douay Bible, Canticle of Canticles * * * …   Universalium

  • Canticles — [kan′ti kəlz] n. SONG OF SOLOMON: abbrev. Ca: also, in the Douay Bible, Canticle of Canticles …   English World dictionary

  • Canticles — noun Also known as the Canticle of Canticles, an alternative name for the Song of Solomon, a book of the Bible in the Old Testament …   Wiktionary

  • Canticles — noun an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later • Syn: ↑Song of Songs, ↑Song of Solomon, ↑Canticle of Canticles • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Canticles — noun plural but singular in construction Date: 15th century Song of Solomon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • CANTICLES —    a book in the Bible erroneously ascribed to Solomon, and called in Hebrew the Song of Songs, about the canonicity and interpretation of which there has been much debate, though, as regards the latter, recent criticism inclines, if there is any …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Canticles — n. Song of Solomon (book of the Old Testament which was written by King Solomon) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canticles — can·ti·cle || kæntɪkl n. song, hymn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canticles — n. pl. The song of songs, Song of Solomon …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • canticles —  Гимны …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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