Agnus Dei

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Agnus Dei a liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words
    • n Agnus Dei figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Agnus Dei (R. C. Ch) A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or flag.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Agnus Dei ag′nus-dē′ī a part of the Mass beginning with the words Agnus Dei, also the music set to it: a figure of a lamb emblematic of Christ, bearing with its right foot the banner of the cross, and having the nimbus inscribed with the cross around its head: a round cake of wax stamped with such a figure, and blessed by the Pope.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., lamb of God
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., lit. 'lamb of God.'

Usage

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
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
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
The roof is vaulted, and on the central boss is a finely-carved Agnus Dei.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter" by Percy Addleshaw
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
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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.
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.
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.
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