calends

calends

[kal-uhndz]
noun (usually used with a plural verb)
the first day of the month in the ancient Roman calendar, from which the days of the preceding month were counted backward to the ides.
Also, kalends.


Origin:
1325–75; Middle English kalendes, alteration (with native plural suffix) of Latin kalendae, perhaps equivalent to cal- (base of calāre to proclaim) + -end- formative suffix (perhaps for *-and-) + -ae plural ending

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calends or kalends (ˈkælɪndz)
 
pl n
the first day of each month in the ancient Roman calendar
 
[C14: from Latin kalendae; related to Latin calāre to proclaim]
 
kalends or kalends
 
pl n
 
[C14: from Latin kalendae; related to Latin calāre to proclaim]

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