Definitions for angelusˈæn dʒə ləs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

An•ge•lus*ˈæn dʒə ləs(n.)

  1. a devotion commemorating the Annunciation and the Incarnation in the Roman Catholic and some Anglican churches.

    Category: Religion

  2. Also called An′gelus bell`. the bell announcing the Angelus.

    Category: Religion

* (often l.c.).

Origin of Angelus:

1720–30; < LL, from the first word of the service: Angelus (dominī nūntiāvit Mariae). See angel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. angelus bell, angelus(noun)

    the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited

  2. Angelus(noun)

    a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation

Wiktionary

  1. Angelus(Noun)

    A Christian devotion in memory of the Incarnation (from its incipit, "Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariu00E6": "the Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary").

  2. Angelus(ProperNoun)

    , a rare variant of Angelo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Angelus(noun)

    a form of devotion in which three Ave Marias are repeated. It is said at morning, noon, and evening, at the sound of a bell

  2. Angelus(noun)

    the Angelus bell

Freebase

  1. Angelus

    The Angelus is a Christian devotion in memory of the Incarnation. As with many Catholic prayers, the name Angelus is derived from its incipit: Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ and is practised by reciting as versicle and response three Biblical verses describing the mystery; alternating with the salutation "Hail Mary!" The Angelus exemplifies a species of prayers called the prayer of the devotee. The devotion was traditionally recited in Roman Catholic churches, convents, and monasteries three times daily: 6:00 am, noon, and 6:00 pm. The devotion is also used by some Anglican and Lutheran churches. The Angelus is usually accompanied by the ringing of the Angelus bell, which is a call to prayer and to spread good-will to everyone on Earth. The angel referred to in the prayer is Gabriel, a messenger of God who revealed to Mary that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God..

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