Angelus

Angelus

[an-juh-luhs]
noun Roman Catholic Church.
1.
a devotion in memory of the Annunciation.
2.
Also called Angelus bell. the bell tolled in the morning, at noon, and in the evening to indicate the time when the Angelus is to be recited.
Also, angelus.


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

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Angelus (ˈændʒɪləs)
 
n
1.  a series of prayers recited in the morning, at midday, and in the evening, commemorating the Annunciation and Incarnation
2.  the bell (Angelus bell) signalling these prayers
 
[C17: Latin, from the phrase Angelus domini nuntiavit Mariae the angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary]

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