(äg′no̵os dā′ē′, ag′nəs-, än′yo̵̅o̅s′-; -dē′ī′)
- a representation of Christ as a lamb, often holding a cross or flag
- a little wax disk with a lamb pictured on it, blessed by the pope
- a prayer in the Latin Mass, beginning Agnus Dei
- music for this
L, Lamb of God
See Agnus Dei in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Christianity Lamb of God; Jesus. Also called Paschal Lamb.
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.
Origin: Late Latin Agnus Deī
Origin: : Latin agnus, lamb
Origin: + Latin deī
Origin: , genitive of deus, god