annals

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English[edit]

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Borrowed 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.

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annals

  1. plural of annal
  2. A relation of events in chronological order, each event being recorded under the year in which it happened.
  3. Historical records; chronicles; history.
    • Thomas Gray
      the short and simple annals of the poor
    • Edmund Burke
      It was one of the most critical periods in our annals.
  4. A periodic publication, containing records of discoveries, transactions of societies, etc.
    Annals of Science

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin annālis.

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Noun[edit]

annals m pl (plural only)

  1. annals

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