Agnus-dei meaning

ăgnəs dēī, änyo͝os dāē, ägno͝os
(christianity) Lamb of God; Jesus.
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A representation of Christ as a lamb, often holding a cross or flag.
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(Roman Catholicism) A liturgical chant recited as part of the Mass, beginning with those words, or the music to which it is set. [from 10th c.]
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(Roman Catholicism) A small model or a picture of a lamb with a cross.
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(Roman Catholicism) A bar of wax imprinted with a similar shape and blessed by the Pope. [from 16th c.]
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Origin of agnus-dei

  • Late Latin Agnus Deī Latin agnus lamb Latin deī genitive of deus god

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin Agnus Dei (“lamb of God”).

    From Wiktionary