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Dies Irae

[dee-eys eer-ey] /ˈdi eɪs ˈɪər eɪ/
noun
1.
a Latin hymn on the Day of Judgment, commonly sung in a Requiem Mass.
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Dies Irae

/ˈdiːeɪz ˈɪəraɪ/
noun
1.
(Christianity) a famous Latin hymn of the 13th century, describing the Last Judgment. It is used in the Mass for the dead
2.
a musical setting of this hymn, usually part of a setting of the Requiem
Word Origin
literally: day of wrath
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Word Origin and History for dies-irae

Dies Irae

literally "day of wrath," first words of Latin hymn of Last Judgment, attributed to Thomas of Celano (c.1250). See diurnal + ire.

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