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An·ge·lus

also an·ge·lus  (ăn′jə-ləs)
n. Christianity
1. A devotional prayer at morning, noon, and night to commemorate the Annunciation.
2. A bell rung as a call to recite this prayer.

[Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, angel (first word of the devotion); see angel.]

Angelus

(ˈændʒɪləs)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) a series of prayers recited in the morning, at midday, and in the evening, commemorating the Annunciation and Incarnation
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the bell (Angelus bell) signalling these prayers
[C17: Latin, from the phrase Angelus domini nuntiavit Mariae the angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary]

An•ge•lus

(ˈæn dʒə ləs)

n. (often l.c.)
1. a devotion commemorating the Annunciation and the Incarnation in the Roman Catholic and some Anglican churches.
2. Also called An′gelus bell`. the bell announcing the Angelus.
[1720–30; < Late Latin, from the first word of the service: Angelus (dominī nūntiāvit Mariae). See angel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angelus - the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited
bell, toll - the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"
2.Angelus - a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation
Translations

angelus

[ˈændʒɪləs] Nángelus m

angelus

nAngelusläuten nt; (= prayer)Angelus nt

Angelus

[ˈændʒɪləs] nAngelus m inv