meaning of AGNUS DEI

AGNUS DEI meaning in General Dictionary

A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or banner

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  • a liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin terms
  • figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ
  • A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or flag.
  • A cake of wax stamped with such a figure. It really is made from the remains for the paschal candle lights and endowed because of the Pope.
  • A triple prayer within the sacrifice associated with the Mass, beginning aided by the words "Agnus Dei."

AGNUS DEI meaning in Law Dictionary

Lat Lamb of God. An item of white wax, in a flat, oval kind, like a little dessert, stamped with the figure of a lamb, and consecrated by the pope. Cowell.


AGNUS DEI meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Latin, literally "lamb of God." Latin agnus is from from PIE *agwh-no- "lamb" (see yean) For deus "god," see Zeus.


AGNUS DEI - German to English

Agnus Dei


AGNUS DEI meaning in General Dictionary

A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or flag.

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  • A cake of wax stamped with such a figure. It is made of the keeps of the paschal candles and endowed by the Pope.
  • A triple prayer in give up associated with the Mass, starting with the words "Agnus Dei."

Sentence Examples with the word AGNUS DEI

The mixed chalice was ordered to be used, and the Agnus Dei to be sung during the Communion of the people.

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