Greek calends

plural noun
variants: or Greek kalends

Definition of Greek calends

:a time that will never arrive
  • a bill he planned to pay at the Greek calends

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Origin and Etymology of greek calends

translation of Latin kalendas graecas (in ad kalendas graecas solvere to go without paying, literally, to pay at the Greek calends); from the fact that the Greeks did not reckon time by calends


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