Angelus

noun

An·​ge·​lus ˈan-jə-ləs How to pronounce Angelus (audio)
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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Angelus was in 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Angelus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Angelus. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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