Angelus

See also: angelus

EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Angelus

  1. A male given name, a rare variant of Angelo.

NounEdit

Angelus (plural Angeluses)

  1. A Christian devotion in memory of the Incarnation (from its incipit, "Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ": "the Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary").
  2. The bell rung as a call to prayer during the Angelus service.
    • 1879, James Albert Harrison, Spain in Profile: A Summer Among the Olives and Aloes, page
      [] and having eternal aves and angeluses rung in their ears;
    • 1998, Ciaran Carson, Last Night's Fun: A Book About Irish Traditional Music, page 151
      The yodel in it brought to mind incongruous images, full of holes as a Swiss cheese: among the alpenhorns and cuckoo clocks, cowbells clunked and donged like angeluses gone awry.

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LatinEdit

Proper nounEdit

Angelus m (genitive Angelī); second declension

  1. A male given name equivalent to Angelo.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Angelus Angelī
genitive Angelī Angelōrum
dative Angelō Angelīs
accusative Angelum Angelōs
ablative Angelō Angelīs
vocative Angele Angelī
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