In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(prayer)the Angelus — el Ángelus
- The neighbour's two donkeys have just sounded their hilarious, end-of-day angelus.
- The pontiff told thousands who attended his Sunday angelus blessing at his summer residence outside Rome that children were bearing the brunt of the violence in Uganda.
- I wonder what reaction an impromptu angelus in the other corner would evoke?
- The old bell system has been replaced by a new automatic system which rings for the angelus at noon and 6 pm and also for the various Mass times.
- It was the mid-morning angelus and the chanting could be heard echoing throughout the halls and vibrating the stiff walls as the slow cries to the Virgin were heard.
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