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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Origin and Etymology of 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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