Dir"i*ge (?), n. [L. See Dirge.]

A service for the dead, in the Roman Catholic Church, being the first antiphon of Matins for the dead, of which Dirige is the first word; a dirge.

Evensongs and placebo and dirige. Wyclif.

Resort, I pray you, unto my sepulture To sing my dirige with great devotion. Lamentation of Mary Magdalene.


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