anno Domini

adverb, often capitalized A
an·​no Do·​mi·​ni | \ ˌa-(ˌ)nō-ˈdō-mə-nē How to pronounce anno Domini (audio) , -ˈdä-, -ˌnī How to pronounce anno Domini (audio) \

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

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“Anno Domini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anno%20Domini. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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