Dies Irae

Di·​es Irae | \ ˌdē-(ˌ)ās-ˈē-ˌrā How to pronounce Dies Irae (audio) \

Definition of Dies Irae

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

dies irae

Latin noun phrase
di·​es irae | \ ˌdē-ˌās-ˈē-ˌrī How to pronounce dies irae (audio) , -ˌrā\

Definition of dies irae (Entry 2 of 2)

: day of wrath : Judgment Day

First Known Use of Dies Irae


1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dies Irae


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

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