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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Definitions for Ides

  1. In the ancient Roman calendar the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.

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Citations for Ides
In one measure of how fast this calendar has become in recent years, by the Ides of March 1984, seven states had held primaries, said Rhodes Cook, the author of "Race for the Presidency". Robin Toner, New YorkTimes
Oh he is a very fast horse, and on the Ides of November you will know just how fast he is. , New York Times
Origin of Ides
Ides comes from Latin idus, probably from an Etruscan word meaning "division" of a month.