[ ag-nuhs dee-ahy, de-ee; ah-nyoos de-ee ]
/ ˈæg nəs ˈdi aɪ, ˈdɛ i; ˈɑ nyʊs ˈdɛ i /
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- a figure of a lamb as emblematic of Christ.
- such a representation with the nimbus inscribed with the cross about its head, and supporting the banner of the cross.
a prayer addressed to Christ as Savior preceding the communion in the Mass.
a musical setting of this prayer.
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Origin of Agnus Dei
<Latin: lamb of God
Words nearby Agnus Dei
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How to use Agnus Dei in a sentence
You cuffed him last Sunday for ringing the bell at the Agnus Dei.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
Sketches for it follow sketches for the Agnus Dei of the mass, which were begun in 1820.
Some hurried sketches belonging to the Credo are found amongst the remarks of his friends, and also sketches for the Agnus Dei.
He dwells especially, too, upon the perfect protection afforded by the waxen Agnus Dei.History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom|Andrew Dickson White
I felt round his neck for his identification disc and found he had a medal and Agnus Dei.The Irish on the Somme|Michael MacDonagh
British Dictionary definitions for Agnus Dei
/ (ˈæɡnʊs ˈdeɪɪ) /
the figure of a lamb bearing a cross or banner, emblematic of Christ
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
a wax medallion stamped with a lamb as emblem of Christ and blessed by the pope
Word Origin for Agnus Dei
Latin: Lamb of God
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