anniv

anniv.

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anniversary

[an-uh-vur-suh-ree]
noun, plural anniversaries.
1.
the yearly recurrence of the date of a past event: the tenth anniversary of their marriage.
2.
the celebration or commemoration of such a date.
adjective
4.
returning or recurring each year; annual.
5.
pertaining to an anniversary: an anniversary gift. Abbreviation: anniv.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English anniversarie (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin (diēs) anniversāria anniversary (day), Latin anniversārius recurring yearly, equivalent to anni- (combining form of annus year) + vers(us) turned, past participle of vertere (vert- turn + -tus past participle suffix) + -ārius -ary

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anniversary (ˌænɪˈvɜːsərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  the date on which an event occurred in some previous year: a wedding anniversary
2.  the celebration of this
 
adj
3.  of or relating to an anniversary
4.  recurring every year, esp on the same date
 
[C13: from Latin anniversārius returning every year, from annus year + vertere to turn]

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anniversary
early 13c., from L. anniversarius "returning annually," from annus (gen. anni) "year" (see annual) + versus, pp. of vertere "to turn" (see versus). The adj. came to be used as a noun in Church L. as anniversaria (dies) in ref. to saints' days.
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