ad kalendas Graecas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attributed by Suetonius in Lives of the Twelve Caesars to Caesar Augustus. The kalends (also written calends) were specific days of the Roman calendar (the first of the month), not of the Greek, and so the “Greek Kalends” would never occur.

Phrase[edit]

ad kalendās Graecās

  1. (idiomatic) never; "when pigs fly".

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