Angelus definition

ănjə-ləs
A devotional prayer at morning, noon, and night to commemorate the Annunciation.
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A bell rung as a call to recite this prayer.
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A prayer said at morning, noon, and evening in commemoration of the Incarnation.
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The bell rung to announce the time for this prayer.
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A male given name, a rare variant of Angelo.
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A Christian devotion in memory of the Incarnation (from its incipit, "Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ": "the Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary").
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The bell rung as a call to prayer during the Angelus service.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
angelus
Plural:
angeluses

Origin of angelus

  • Medieval Latin from Late Latin angel (first word of the devotion) angel

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