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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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.

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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): /ˈdiridʒ(ə)/, /ˈdiːridʒ(ə)/, /ˈdirdʒ(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

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

dirige

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of dirigir
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of dirigir

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /diˈɾixe/, [d̪iˈɾixe]

VerbEdit

dirige

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of dirigir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of dirigir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of dirigir.