Dies Irae

Di·es Irae

noun \ˌdē-(ˌ)ās-ˈē-ˌrā\

Definition of DIES IRAE

:  a medieval Latin hymn on the Day of Judgment sung in requiem masses

Origin of DIES IRAE

Medieval Latin, day of wrath; from the first words of the hymn
First Known Use: 1860

dies irae

foreign term \-ˈē-ˌrī, -ˌrā\

Definition of DIES IRAE

:  day of wrath —used of the Judgment Day

Origin of DIES IRAE



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