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Definition of the noun agnus dei

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  1. figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ
  2. a liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: prayer = a fixed text used in praying

Alternative definition of the noun agnus dei


  1. [Roman Catholicism] A part of the mass beginning with the words "Agnus Dei", or the music to which it is set.
  2. [Roman Catholicism] A small model or a picture of a lamb with a cross.
  3. [Roman Catholicism] A bar of wax imprinted with a similar shape and blessed by the Pope.


  1. Agnus Dei a.k.a. Agnus÷Dei is a musical group.
  2. Agnus Dei is a musical group.
  3. Agnus Dei is a musical group.
    • album: "Wall of Pain"


  1. "Agnus Dei" is a choral composition in one movement by Samuel Barber, his own arrangement of his Adagio for Strings. In 1967, he set the Latin words of the liturgical Agnus Dei, a part of the Mass, for mixed chorus with optional organ or piano accompaniment. The music, in B-flat minor, has a duration of about eight minutes.
  2. "Agnus Dei" a.k.a. "Lamb of God": Agnus Dei is a Latin term meaning Lamb of God, and was originally used to refer to Jesus Christ in his role of the perfect sacrificial offering that atones for the sins of humanity in Christian theology, harkening back to ancient Jewish Temple sacrifices. The phrase "Agnus Dei" refers to several uses of this title.
  3. "Agnus Dei" is a composition.


  1. "Agnus Dei" is a 2012 drama family war film written and directed by Agim Sopi.
  2. "Agnus Dei" is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Cæcilia Holbek Trier.
  3. "Agnus Dei" is a 2010 documentary film written and directed by Alejandra Sánchez.


  1. Agnus Dei a.k.a. Lamb of God is a title for Jesus that appears in the Gospel of John. It appears at John 1:29, where John the Baptist sees Jesus and exclaims, "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
  2. Agnus Dei: Lamb of God is an oil painting by the Spanish Baroque artist Francisco de Zurbarán. It is housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
    • also known as Agnus Dei,
  3. Agnus Dei: In the Mass of the Roman Rite and also in the Eucharist of the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran Church, and the Western Rite of the Orthodox Church the Agnus Dei is the invocation to the Lamb of God sung or recited during the fraction of the Host.
  4. Agnus Dei, referring to the Christian theological concept the Lamb of God, and the associated liturgical text from the Roman Catholic Latin Mass has been set to music by many composers, as it is normally one of the movements or sections in a sung Mass setting. However, sometimes it stands alone, e.g., it provides the lyrics for Agnus Dei, the choral arrangement of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.
  5. Agnus Dei is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agnus Dei

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices

AGNUS DEI prayer. After eating, each one present sang a hymn or psalm and possibly prophesied. The Agape was supposed to promote Christian fellowship and love and to unite those participating in closer relationship with Christ, who was ...

Google previewKnights Templar Encyclopedia (2007)

The Essential Guide to the People, Places, Events, and Symbols of the Order of the Temple by Karen Ralls

Agnus Dei The Agnus Dei, or Lamb of God, symbol is found on a number of Knights Templar seals ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Anglicanism (2015)

by Colin Buchanan

AGNUS DEI. The Agnus Dei chant, while its scriptural basis is in John 1:29, appears to have forked off from the canticle Gloria in Excelsis (which juxtaposes “ Lamb of God, you who take away the sins of the world” with “have mercy upon us ”) in ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Sacred Music (2016)

by Joseph P. Swain

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona nobis pacem. O Lamb of God, thattakest away the sin ofthe ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

AGNUs Dei, in the church ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia

Agnus Dei • (1) The liturgical chant which from ancient times has ...

Google previewThe Prayer Book Dictionary (1912)

Ad Agnus Dei dicendum, accedant diaconus et subdiaconus ad sactrdotem, uterque a dextris, diaconus propior, subdiaconus remotior, et dicant privatim, Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi : miserere nobis. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

AGNUS DEI, the figure of a lamb bearing a cross, symbolical of the Saviour as the “Lamb of God.” The device is common in ecclesiastical art, but the name is especially given in the Church of Rome to a small cake made of the wax of the Easter ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Christian Antiquities (1875)

Comprising the History, Institutions and Antiquities of the Christian Church, from the Time of the Apostles to the Age of Charlemagne by Sir William Smith, Samuel Cheetham

tells us that this Pope first ordered that, at the time of the breaking of the Lord's body, the " Agnus Dei " should be chanted by clerks and people. Some think that Sergius ordered it to be said thrice, where it had previously been said only ...

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Agnus Dei - Sign Language by Dylan

Here's the 6th song Hallelujah, Hallelujah For the lord god almighty reigns Hallelujah, Hallelujah, For the lord god almighty reigns Hallelujah, Holy, Holy, Are ...

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