\ ˈīdz How to pronounce ides (audio) \

Definition of ides

: the 15th day of March, May, July, or October or the 13th day of any other month in the ancient Roman calendar broadly : this day and the seven days preceding it

First Known Use of ides

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ides

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin idus

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The first known use of ides was in the 15th century

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“Ides.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ides. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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: the 15th day of March, May, July, or October or the 13th day of any other month in the ancient Roman calendar

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