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Agnus Dei

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A cake of wax or dough stamped with the figure of a lamb supporting the banner of the Cross, and distributed by the Pope on the Sunday after Easter as an amulet. Our Lord is called Agnus Dei (the Lamb of God). There is also a prayer so called, because it begins with the words, Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccaʹta mundi (O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Agis
Agist
Agla
Aglaos
Agnes
Agnes (St.)
Agnes Day (St.)
Agnoites (3 syl.). Ag-no-ites, or Ag-no-i-tæ
Agnostic (An)
Agnus-castus
Agnus Dei
Agog
Agonistes
Agonistics
Agony
Agony Column
Agra rian Law
Agrimony
Ague (A cure for)
Ague.cheek
Agur’s Wish (Prov. xxx. 8)

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