• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Agnus Agnus Dei.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agnus An image or representation of a lamb as emblematical of Christ; an Agnus Dei (see below).
    • n agnus [capitalized] In zoology: A genus of beetles. Burmeister, 1847. A genus of fishes. Günther, 1860.
    • n agnus In the Gr. Ch., the cloth bearing the figure of a lamb which covers the communion service.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a lamb


In literature:

He dwells especially, too, upon the perfect protection afforded by the waxen Agnus Dei.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
Si Agnus ubique, ergo, et hi, qui cum Agno sunt, ubique esse credendi sunt.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 3" by Edward Gibbon
He was a good Catholic, and wore an Agnus Dei at his breast.
"Pioneers Of France In The New World" by Francis Parkman, Jr.
The rich plaintive voice of one of the nuns in the choir, singing the Agnus Dei, moved me to a chill sort of wonder.
"Vendetta" by Marie Corelli
Some of these are bones from the Catacombs, and an Agnus Dei of wax.
"The Old Franciscan Missions Of California" by George Wharton James
At the soli of the Agnus Dei he writes Aengstlich, denoting great agitation or anxiety.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
The "Agnus Dei" is seven or eight inches in diameter; the lamb, &c., in the centre, and the words "Ecce Agnus Dei" in a circular border round it.
"Notes and Queries, Number 64, January 18, 1851" by Various
Agnus, General Felix, 223.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
He lived not far from the house of the Agnus Dei, on the opposite side of the same canal but beyond the Baker's Bridge.
"Marietta" by F. Marion Crawford
Sure, 't is of that they make the Agnus Deis.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem!
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864" by Various
The centre of the cross is composed of a quatrefoil in which is carved the Agnus Dei.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
The "Agnus Dei" is not sung, but after the Communion the choir proceeds with the following Antiphon and Psalm.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
Only the "Sanctus" and the "Agnus Dei" were changed.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
On the architrave is an Agnus Dei.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The six movements of the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei were of a superlative technical excellence.
"House of Torment" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Agnus dei, 324, 325, 326.
"The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896" by William Arthur Shaw
Agnus Dei, sacrifice of the, i.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
They cast into the sea a relic of Saint Mary Magdalen and an Agnus Dei, and began their litany.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume 30 of 55" by Antonio Alvarez de Abreu
Agnus Dei, 63; its power, 64.
"The Magic of the Middle Ages" by Viktor Rydberg

In news:

00 AM Egil HOVLAND (b.1924): Agnus Dei for basssoon and mixed a cappella choir , Op.167 Benjamin Coelho, bassoon.
Univ.of Iowa Kantorei/Timothy Stalter Agnus Dei MSR Classics MS-1407 25:32.
Pitt head coach Agnus Berenato talks to the media about the upcoming season at the Petersen Events Center.
Critic's picks: Outlaw Days at Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, Sumner's Write in the Valley, Tacoma Autumn Moon Festival and Trio Lexicon at Agnus Dei Lutheran in Gig Harbor.
She was born Oct 27, 1931 in Volga with her twin sister, Agnus.
Critic's Picks: University of Puget Sound symphony/choir, Regency Quartet at Gig Harbor's Agnus Dei Lutheran, the South Sound Classical Choir and Lisa Creed at Mavi Contemporary in Tacoma.