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- n. Alternative form of almah.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Egyptian dancing girl; an Alma.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See alma.
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Conditor alme siderum is an anonymous text from the 7th century used at Vespers during Advent.
The Lutheran Liturgical Prayer Brotherhood provides an mp3 of the beautiful Conditor alme siderum; following is the Latin and one translation from CPDL, which notes that:
The scholar answered him, From the alme, inclyte, and celebrate academy, which is vocitated Lutetia.
Little Chapter for the office, is followed by the ancient hymn, "Creator alme siderum," chanting in awful tones the two comings of | 91 |
As an instance we may quote _Conditor alme siderum_ (_Hymns A. and M. _ 45).
_Primo Libra di Messe_ on the _canto fermo_ of the hymn _Conditor alme siderum_ is published in modern notation in the _Anthologie des maîtres religieux primitifs_ of the _Chanteurs de Saint Gervais_.
Thus in the Sarum Missal, after the words "Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe", "Spiritus et alme orphanorum paraclyte" is added; after "Filius Patria" is inserted "Primogenitus Mariæ virginis matris".
I have always preserved an affection for a certain air of the 'Conditor alme Syderum', because one Sunday in Advent I heard that hymn sung on the steps of the cathedral, (according to the custom of that place) as I lay in bed before daybreak.
Palatine, and the image of Sol and his _quadriga_ must have been in full view; thus the _exordium_ and the next stanza (alme Sol) would be sung looking in that direction.
The vivacity, the impetuosity, the antelope elegance, the voluptuous repose that now and then broke the ceaseless, sparkling movement of her dancing, caught his eyes and fixed them on her; it was bewitching, and it bewitched him for the moment; he watched her as in other days he had watched the fantastic witcheries of eastern alme, and the ballet charms of opera dancers.
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