See also: dirigé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Latin dīrige (guide, imperative), from the beginning of the first antiphon in matins for the dead: Dīrige, Domine, Deus meus, in cōnspectū tuō viam meam (Guide, O Lord my God, my way by your sight). Doublet of dirge.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪɹɪd͡ʒi/, /ˈdɪɹɪd͡ʒeɪ/

NounEdit

dirige (plural diriges)

  1. 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.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dirige

  1. inflection of diriger:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

dirige

  1. third-person singular present indicative of dirigere

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

 
The motto of the City of London includes this word

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dīrige

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of dīrigō

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dirige, from the beginning of the first antiphon in matins for the dead, Dirige, Domine, deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdirid͡ʒ(ə)/, /ˈdiːrid͡ʒ(ə)/, /ˈdird͡ʒ(ə)/

NounEdit

dirige

  1. The portion of a Christian remembrance service beginning from the first antiphon in matins for the dead.
  2. The recitation or singing of the Office of the Dead to commemorate the deceased.
    • a. 1380, John Wycliffe, Of feyned contemplatif lif, of ſong, of þe ordynal of ſalisbury, & of bodely almes & worldly byſyneſse of preſtis; hou bi þes foure þe fend lettiþ hem fro prechynge of þe gospel[1]:
      Þan were matynys & maſse & euen ſong, placebo & dirige & comendacion & matynes of oure lady ordeyned of ſynful men, to be ſongen wiþ heiȝe criynge to lette men fro þe ſentence & vnderſtondynge of þat þat was þus ſongen, & to maken men wery & vndiſpoſid to ſtudie goddis lawe for akyng of hedis []
      Then there were matins, mass, evensong, placebo, dirges, commendations, and matins of Our Lady, which originated from sinful men, to be sung with high-pitched shrieking to keep people from the meaning and understanding of that which was sung, as to make men weary and unsuited to study God's law because of headaches []

DescendantsEdit

  • English: dirge
  • Scots: dirge

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

dirige

  1. inflection of dirigir:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /diˈɾixe/ [d̪iˈɾi.xe]
  • Rhymes: -ixe
  • Hyphenation: di‧ri‧ge

VerbEdit

dirige

  1. inflection of dirigir:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative