What does angelus mean?

Definitions for angelusˈæn dʒə ləs

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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


  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

  3. Origin: [L.]


  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..

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Angelus

    an′je-lus, n. the 'Hail, Mary,' or prayer to the Virgin, containing the angelic salutation: the bell rung in Roman Catholic countries at morning, noon, and sunset, to invite the faithful to recite the Angelic Salutation. [From its first words, 'Angelus domini nuntiavit Mariæ.']


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of angelus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of angelus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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