Agnus Dei


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Ag·nus De·i

 (ăg′nəs dē′ī′, än′yo͞os dā′ē, äg′no͞os′)
n.
1. Christianity Lamb of God; Jesus. Also called Paschal Lamb.
2.
a. A liturgical prayer to Jesus.
b. The last item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass.
c. A musical setting for either of these texts.

[Late Latin Agnus Deī : Latin agnus, lamb + Latin deī, genitive of deus, god.]

Agnus Dei

(ˈæɡnʊs ˈdeɪɪ)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the figure of a lamb bearing a cross or banner, emblematic of Christ
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a chant beginning with these words or a translation of them, forming part of the Roman Catholic Mass or sung as an anthem in the Anglican liturgy
3. (Roman Catholic Church) a wax medallion stamped with a lamb as emblem of Christ and blessed by the pope
[Latin: Lamb of God]

Ag•nus De•i

(ˈæg nəs ˈdi aɪ, ˈdɛ i; ˈɑ nyʊs ˈdɛ i)
n.
1. a figure of a lamb as emblematic of Christ.
2. a prayer addressed to Christ preceding the communion in the Mass.
[< Latin: lamb of God]

agnus dei

A Latin phrase meaning lamb of God, the opening words of a prayer to Jesus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agnus dei - figure of a lambAgnus Dei - figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
2.Agnus Dei - a liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words
prayer - a fixed text used in praying
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