Magnificat

Latin for ‘magnifies’, the first word of the canticle or psalm of Mary (Luke 1:46–55) expressing her joy at being chosen to be the mother of Jesus. There is, however, a suggestion, based on references in the Fathers, and a few Latin MSS evidence, that some in the early Church regarded the poem as that of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. Moreover, the transition in verse 56 is strange: ‘with her’ would be the more natural expression if Elizabeth was the speaker. This is not generally accepted by scholars, but it is widely recognized that the poem is modelled on the song of Hannah rejoicing over the birth of Samuel (1 Sam. 2:1–10). This is Mary's song of praise as she realizes her destiny and she speaks words typical of the pious poor of certain of the psalms (e.g. Ps. 37). Luke through Mary gives an advance interpretation of the birth of Jesus whose message will continue in this gospel to be a ministry to the poor (4:18).

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  • MAGNIFICAT — MAGNIFICA Le magnificat est un cantique liturgique chanté quotidiennement à l’office des vêpres, sur le texte latin Magnificat anima mea Dominum ... (Mon âme exalte le Seigneur ...) d’après l’évangile de saint Luc (I, 46 à 55). Il s’agit du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Magnificat — • The title commonly given to the Latin text and vernacular translation of the Canticle (or Song) of Mary Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Magnificat     Magnificat      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Magnificat —   [lateinisch] das, (s)/ s, Magnifikat, neutestamentlicher Lobgesang (Canticum), den Maria, die Mutter Jesu, nach Lukas 1, 46 55 anlässlich ihres Besuches bei Elisabeth gesprochen hat; benannt nach dem ersten Wort der lateinischen Übersetzung des …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Magníficat — puede hacer referencia a: Magníficat, oración de la Iglesia católica, basada en palabras de María, madre de Jesús, citadas en el Evangelio; Magníficat, composiciones musicales que ponen música a esas palabras. Esta página de desambiguación… …   Wikipedia Español

  • MAGNIFICAT — secundum est ex tribus Euangelicis Canticis, quae in Ecclesia Romana in psalmodia recitantur. Cum enim Canticorum horum X. sint, septem eorum ex antiquo Testam. deprompta et per 7. hebdomadis dies ad Laudes distributa sunt: reliqua tria ex… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • magníficat — (Del lat. magnifĭcat, magnifica, alaba, primera palabra de este canto). m. Cántico que, según el Evangelio de San Lucas, dirigió al Señor la Virgen María en la visitación a su prima Santa Isabel, y que se reza o canta al final de las vísperas.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Magnificat — Magnificat, Anfang und Benennung eines Lobliedes der Maria (Luk. 1,46.). Das Magnificat von Durante hat sich einen bleibenden Ruhm erworben und ein neueres von B. Klein verdient ihn. –k …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Magnificat — Magnificat, der Lobgesang Marias, Lucas 1, 46–55 (Magnificat anima mea, Dominum, den Herrn preist meine Seele); von vielen Meistern componirt …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • magnificat — MAGNIFICÁT s. n. compoziţie muzicală polifonică, de forma unei cantate; cântec de slavă, punctul culminant într o misă. (< gern. Magnifikat, fr. magnificat) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Magnificat — c.1200, from Latin third person singular of magnificare (see MAGNIFICENCE (Cf. magnificence)), from first words of the Virgin s hymn (Luke i:46, in Vulgate Magnificat anima mea dominum My soul doth magnify the Lord ) used as a canticle …   Etymology dictionary

  • magníficat — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: religión Según la Biblia, himno de acción de gracias a Dios que entonó la Virgen María en su visita a su prima Santa Isabel: El coro de niños de la abadía cerró la misa mariana con el magníficat …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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