Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55)

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Magnificat refers to a hymn that Mary pronounces before the birth of Jesus Christ. The name "Magnificat" is based on the first word from the first verse in the Latin translation: "Magnificat anima mea Dominum (My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord)" (Luke 1:46).


Word Meaning
ὁ, ἡ, τό the
αὐτός, ή, ὁ he; self
καί and
ἐγώ I
γενεά, ᾶς, ἡ generation
εἰς to; in (with A)
Μαριάμ Mary
ἐπί on (with G, D, A); on the account of (with D); against (with A)
ὅτι that
ἀπό from, away from (with G)
ποιέω make, do
ἔλεος, ους, τό mercy, compassion
εἶπον I said (aor. of λέγω)
μεγαλύνω make large/great
ψυχή, ῆς, ἡ life, person, soul
κύριος, ου, ὁ Lord
ἀγαλλιάω exult, be glad
πνεῦμα, τος, τό spirit; breath
θεός, οῦ, ὁ God
σωτήρ, ῆρος, ὁ savior
ἐπιβλέπω look, gaze
ταπείνωσις, εως, ἡ humility, humiliation
δούλη, ης, ἡ female slave
ἰδού behold, look
γάρ for
νῦν now
μακαρίζω call/consider blessed
πᾶς, πᾶσα, πᾶν all
μέγας, μεγάλη, μέγα large, great
δυνατός, ή, όν possible; powerful
ἅγιος, α, ον holy
ὄνομα, τος, τό name
κράτος, ους, τό power, might
ἐν in (with D)
βραχίων, ονος, ὁ arm
διασκορπίζω scatter