Agnus Dei

noun Ag·nus Dei \ˌäg-ˌnu̇s-ˈdā(-ˌē), -ˌnüs-; ˌän-yu̇s-; ˌag-nəs-\

Definition of Agnus Dei

  1. 1 :  a liturgical prayer addressed to Christ as Savior

  2. 2 :  an image of a lamb often with a halo and a banner and cross used as a symbol of Christ

Origin and Etymology of agnus dei

Middle English, from Late Latin, lamb of God; from its opening words

First Known Use: before 12th century

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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