anno lucis

adverb, often capitalized A&L
an·​no lu·​cis | \ -ˈlüsə̇s, -ük- \

Definition of anno lucis

used by many Freemasons with a year to indicate the number of years elapsed since 4000 b.c. 4000 being added to the usual computation of the year a.d. 1980 is Anno Lucis 5980 abbreviation A.L. often printed in small capitals

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First Known Use of anno lucis

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anno lucis

New Latin, in the year of light; from the conception that God's word creating light in Genesis 1:3 marks the beginning of creation

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“Anno lucis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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