nones

nones

1 [nohnz]
noun Ecclesiastical.
the fifth of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, originally fixed for the ninth hour of the day (or 3 p.m.).

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; plural of none2

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nones

2 [nohnz]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
(in the ancient Roman calendar) the ninth day before the ides, both days included: the seventh of March, May, July, and October, and the fifth of the other months.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; Anglicization of Latin nōnae, orig. feminine plural of nōnus ninth

none

2 [nohn]
noun

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English; Old English nōn < Latin nōna (hōra) ninth (hour). See noon

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none1 (nʌn)
 
pron
1.  not any of a particular class: none of my letters has arrived
2.  no-one; nobody: there was none to tell the tale
3.  no part (of a whole); not any (of): none of it looks edible
4.  none other no other person: none other than the Queen herself
5.  ( foll by a comparative adjective ) none the in no degree: she was none the worse for her ordeal
6.  none too not very: he was none too pleased with his car
 
usage  None is a singular pronoun and should be used with a singular form of a verb: none of the students has (not have) a car

none2 (nəʊn)
 
n
another word for nones

nones (nəʊnz)
 
n
1.  See also calends (in the Roman calendar) the ninth day before the ides of each month: the seventh day of March, May, July, and October, and the fifth of each other month
2.  chiefly RC Church the fifth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office, originally fixed at the ninth hour of the day, about 3 pm
 
[Old English nōn, from Latin nōna hora ninth hour, from nōnus ninth]

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none
O.E. nan "not one, not any," from ne "not" (see no) + an "one." Cognate with O.S., M.L.G. nen, O.N. neinn, M.Du., Du. neen, O.H.G., Ger. nein "no," and analogous to L. non- (see non-). As an adj., since c.1600 reduced to no except in a few archaic phrases, especially before vowels,
such as none other, none the worse.

nones
c.1420, in ref. to the Roman calendar, "ninth day (by inclusive reckoning) before the ides of each month" (7th of March, May, July, October, 5th of other months), from L. nonæ (acc. nonas), fem. pl. of nonus "ninth." Ecclesiastical sense of "daily office said originally at the ninth hour of the
day" is from 1709; originally fixed at ninth hour from sunrise, hence about 3 p.m. (now usually somewhat earlier), from L. nona (hora) "ninth (hour)," from fem. pl. of nonus "ninth," contracted from *novenos, from novem "nine" (see nine). Also used in a sense of "midday" (see noon).
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