dirige

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

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.

French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

dirige

  1. first-person singular present indicative of diriger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of diriger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of diriger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of diriger
  5. second-person singular imperative of diriger

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

dirige

  1. third-person singular present of dirigere

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Latin[edit]

The motto of the City of London includes this word

Verb[edit]

dīrige

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of dīrigō

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdiridʒ(ə)/, /ˈdiːridʒ(ə)/, /ˈdirdʒ(ə)/

Noun[edit]

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 []

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

dirige

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

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.