Agnus Dei

noun (1)
Ag·​nus Dei | \ ˌäg-ˌnu̇s-ˈdā(-ˌē) How to pronounce Agnus Dei (audio) , -ˌnüs-; ˌän-yu̇s-; ˌag-nəs-\

Definition of Agnus Dei

 (Entry 1 of 11)

1 : a liturgical prayer addressed to Christ as Savior
2 : an image of a lamb often with a halo and a banner and cross used as a symbol of Christ

ad majorem Dei gloriam

Latin phrase (1)
ad ma·​jo·​rem Dei glo·​ri·​am | \ äd-mä-ˈyȯr-ˌem-ˈde-ˌē-ˈglȯr-ē-ˌäm How to pronounce ad majorem Dei gloriam (audio) \

Definition of ad majorem Dei gloriam (Entry 2 of 11)

: to the greater glory of God motto of the Society of Jesus

Dei gratia

Latin phrase (2)
Dei gra·​tia | \ ˌde-ˌē-ˈgrä-tē-ˌä How to pronounce Dei gratia (audio) \

Definition of Dei gratia (Entry 3 of 11)

: by the grace of God
\ ˈō-pu̇s-ˈdā-ē How to pronounce opus Dei (audio) \

Definition of opus Dei (Entry 4 of 11)

: God's work

vox populi vox Dei

Latin quotation from Alcuin
vox po·​pu·​li vox Dei | \ wōks-ˈpȯ-pu̇-ˌlē-ˌwōks-ˈdā-ē How to pronounce vox populi vox Dei (audio) \

Definition of vox populi vox Dei (Entry 5 of 11)

: the voice of the people (is) the voice of God

advocatus Dei

noun (2)
ad·​vo·​ca·​tus Dei | \ ¦ad-və-¦kā-təs-ˈdē-ˌī; ¦ad-və-¦kä-təs-ˈdā-ˌē, ¦äd-vō-¦kä-ˌtu̇s-\

Definition of advocatus Dei (Entry 6 of 11)

: an official of the Roman Catholic Congregation of Rites whose duty is to refute the objections raised by the advocatus diaboli against the beatification or canonization of a person

argenta dei

Definition of argenta dei (Entry 7 of 11)

plural of argentum dei

argentum Dei

noun (3)
ar·​gen·​tum Dei | \ -ˈdēˌī, -ˈdāˌē\
plural argenta Dei\ -​tə-​ \

Definition of argentum Dei (Entry 8 of 11)

Civitas Dei

noun (4)
\ -ˈdāˌē\

Definition of Civitas Dei (Entry 9 of 11)

: city of god

Dei judicium

noun (5)
Dei ju·​di·​ci·​um | \ ¦dāˌēyüˈdikēəm\

Definition of Dei judicium (Entry 10 of 11)

: trial by ordeal

denarius dei

noun, sometimes capitalized second D
\ -ˈdēˌī, ˈdā(ˌ)ē\
plural denarii dei

Definition of denarius dei (Entry 11 of 11)

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Noun (1)

Agnus Dei 2

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First Known Use of Agnus Dei

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agnus Dei

Noun (1)

Middle English, borrowed from Late Latin Agnus Deī "lamb of God," translation of Greek Amnòs toû Theoû; from its opening words

Noun (2)

Late Latin

Noun (3)

Medieval Latin, literally, God's silver

Noun (4)

Late Latin

Noun (5)

Medieval Latin, judgment of God


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