Dies Irae

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noun Di·es Irae \ˌdē-(ˌ)ās-ˈē-ˌrā\

Definition of Dies Irae

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

Origin and Etymology of dies irae

Medieval Latin, day of wrath; from the first words of the hymn


First Known Use: 1860


dies irae

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Latin noun phrase di·es irae \ˌdē-ˌās-ˈē-ˌrī, -ˌrā\

Definition of dies irae

  1. :  day of wrath :  Judgment Day


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