Origin of Sanctus
Examples from the Web for sanctus
I often think I can still hear their fervidly devotional hymn of the sanctus—Heilig!My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
He told us he had sung the Sanctus here at the festa on the preceding Sunday.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler|Samuel Butler
The Sanctus also was originally intended as a Christmas piece.Bach|Charles Francis Abdy Williams
As the sanctus of high mass sounded, Julien wanted to take a surplice to follow the bishop in the superb procession.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
There are many instances where the Sanctus Bell, or its remains, still exist in the tower or bell chamber.
British Dictionary definitions for sanctus
Word Origin for Sanctus
Word Origin and History for sanctus
late 14c., Latin, initial word of the "angelic hymn" (Isa. vi:3), concluding the preface of the Eucharist, literally "holy" (see saint (n.)). It renders Hebrew qadhosh in the hymn.