anno Domini

adverb

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)
often capitalized A
used to indicate that a time division falls within the Christian era

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, in the year of the Lord

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anno Domini was in the 15th century

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“Anno Domini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anno%20Domini. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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anno Domini

adverb
an·​no Do·​mi·​ni ˌan-ō-ˈdäm-ə-nē How to pronounce anno Domini (audio) -ˈdō-mə- How to pronounce anno Domini (audio)
-ˌnī
often capitalized A
used to indicate that a time division falls within the period dating from the birth of Christ
Etymology

Latin, literally "in the year of the Lord"

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