Definition of Angelus

1. Noun. The sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited.

Exact synonyms: Angelus Bell
Generic synonyms: Bell, Toll



2. Noun. A prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation.
Generic synonyms: Prayer

Definition of Angelus

1. n. A form of devotion in which three Ave Marias are repeated. It is said at morning, noon, and evening, at the sound of a bell.

Definition of Angelus

1. Proper noun. (given name male from=Ancient Greek), a rare variant of Angelo. ¹

2. Noun. A Christian devotion in memory of the Incarnation (from its incipit, "Angelus Domini nuntiavit MariƦ": "the Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary"). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Angelus

1. a Roman Catholic prayer [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Angelus

1. A form of devotion in which three Ave Marias are repeated. It is said at morning, noon, and evening, at the sound of a bell. The Angelus bell. Origin: L. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Angelus

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"ER angelus A SANCTO FRANCISCO 1601-1678), was the name assumed in reli- rion by ... By Br. angelus Francis, the least of the Frier Minors Recollects. ..."

2. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1914)
"Godard's "angelus" may be considered a companion piece to his "Au Matin," ... The angelus is really a prayer to the Virgin, so called because it begins with ..."

3. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"After some faint efforts, Isaac angelus and his brother acquiesced in their independence ; and the Imperial troops were soya discouraged by the bones of ..."

4. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
""M9 strongest impression of <he angelus is its perfect reflection of (lie personali^ of me performer. Through me Phrasing Lever, almost without conscious ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, William Smith (1862)
"The Bulgarians were malicious enough to pray for the long life of Isaac angelus, the surest pledge of their freedom and pros- Vm ation perity. ..."

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