Angelus

noun An·ge·lus \ ˈan-jə-ləs \

Definition of Angelus

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


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