From Middle French annales, from Latin annales libri (“chronicles”), from annalis (“pertaining to a year”), from annus (“year”) + libri, genitive of liber (“book”). Compare with annual.
- plural of annal
- A relation of events in chronological order, each event being recorded under the year in which it happened.
- Annals the revolution. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- The annals of our religion. -- Henry Rogers.
- Historical records; chronicles; history.
- The short and simple annals of the poor. -- Thomas Gray.
- It was one of the most critical periods in our annals. -- Edmund Burke.
- A periodic publication, containing records of discoveries, transactions of societies, etc.; as Annals of Science.
historical records; chronicles
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- Finnish: annaali (fi)