anno Domini

adverb, often capitalized A
an·no Do·mi·ni | \ˌa-(ˌ)nō-ˈdä-mə-nē, -ˈdō-, -ˌnī \

Definition of anno Domini 

used to indicate that a time division falls within the Christian era

First Known Use of anno Domini

1512, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anno Domini

Medieval Latin, in the year of the Lord

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about anno Domini

Share anno Domini

Statistics for anno Domini

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for anno Domini

The first known use of anno Domini was in 1512

See more words from the same year

Comments on anno Domini

What made you want to look up anno Domini? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!