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Gregorian

[gri-gawr-ee-uh n, -gohr-] /grɪˈgɔr i ən, -ˈgoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to any of the popes named Gregory, especially Gregory I or Gregory XIII.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Neo-Latin gregoriānus of, pertaining to Pope Gregory, equivalent to Late Latin Gregori(us) + Latin -ānus -an
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Gregorian

/ɡrɪˈɡɔːrɪən/
adjective
1.
relating to, associated with, or introduced by any of the popes named Gregory, esp Gregory I or Gregory XIII
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Word Origin and History for Gregorian
adj.

literally "pertaining to Gregory," from Late Latin Gregorianus, from Gregorius (see Gregory). From c.1600 in reference to church music, from Gregory I (pope from 590-600), who traditionally codified it; 1640s in reference to new calendar (introduced 1582) from Pope Gregory XIII.

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