Definition of Agnus dei

1. Noun. Figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ.

Exact synonyms: Paschal Lamb
Generic synonyms: Allegory, Emblem



2. Noun. A liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words.
Generic synonyms: Prayer

Definition of Agnus dei

1. Noun. (Roman Catholicism) A part of the mass beginning with the words "Agnus Dei", or the music to which it is set. ¹

2. Noun. (Roman Catholicism) A small model or a picture of a lamb with a cross. ¹

3. Noun. (Roman Catholicism) A bar of wax imprinted with a similar shape and blessed by the Pope. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Agnus dei

1. A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or flag. A cake of wax stamped with such a figure. It is made from the remains of the paschal candles and blessed by the Pope. A triple prayer in the sacrifice of the Mass, beginning with the words "Agnus Dei." Origin: L, lamb of God. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agnus Dei

agnomination
agnominations
agnosia
agnosias
agnosis
agnostic
agnostical
agnostically
agnosticism
agnosticisms
agnostics
agnostid
agnostids
agnotology
agnus castus
agnus dei (current term)
ago
agoes
agog
agoge
agoges
agogic
agogics
agogo
agogo bell
agogo bells
agogos
agogwe
agoing
agomelatine

Literary usage of Agnus dei

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Sir William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"179)tells us that this Pope first ordered that, at the time of the breaking of the Lord's body, the tl agnus dei " should be chanted by clerks and people. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1893)
"179) tells us that this Pope first ordered that, at the time of the breaking of the Lord's body, the " agnus dei " should be chanted by clerks and people. ..."

3. A Protestant Dictionary: Containing Articles on the History, Doctrines, and by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright, Charles Neil (1904)
"The present practice in the Roman Catholic Church is for the priest to strike his breast three times, pronouncing ;is many times the " agnus dei. ..."

4. The Externals of the Catholic Church: Her Government, Ceremonies, Festivals by John Francis Sullivan (1917)
"How is it, then, that we Catholics are permitted by our Church to have amulets of many kinds, such as crosses, scapulars, medals and the agnus dei? ..."

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