Middle English Dictionary Entry

antē̆me n.
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A musical composition based upon a scriptural text, sung in the Church Offices before each psalm and often repeated after the psalm, or after each verse of the psalm [see Karl Young, The Drama of the Medieval Church 1.48ff.]; also, a sacred composition sung or recited separately.
A secular song of praise or gladness.