Angelus

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noun An·ge·lus \ˈan-jə-ləs\

Definition of Angelus

  1. 1 :  a devotion of the Western church that commemorates the Incarnation and is said in the morning, at noon, and in the evening

  2. 2 :  a bell announcing the time for the Angelus

Origin and Etymology of angelus

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, angel; from the first word of the opening versicle


First Known Use: 1658


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