anno Domini

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See also: anno domini and Anno Domini

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Medieval Latin annō Dominī, from annō, (ablative of annus (year)) + Dominī (genitive of dominus (lord)); literally, in the year of our Lord.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæn.əʊ ˈdɒ.mə.nɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæn.oʊ ˈdɑ.mə.ni/

Noun[edit]

anno Domini (countable and uncountable, plural annis Domini)

  1. The current date era beginning approximately 2000 years ago in the Gregorian calendar, based on the assumed birth of Jesus Christ.

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  • The Chicago Manual of Style as well as most house styles require placing the AD before the date (e.g., AD 250), although in casual use it is frequently found following the date.

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Etymology[edit]

From annō (the ablative of annus (year)) + Dominī (genitive of Dominus (Lord)).

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annō Dominī

  1. dative singular of annus Dominī
  2. ablative singular of annus Dominī: in the year of our Lord, anno Domini
    • 1282-1285 — Simon de Keza, Gesta Hungarorum; section 7
      Igitur in aetate sexta saeculi multiplicati Huni in Scitia habitando ut arena, anno Domini septingentesimo in unum congregati, capitaneos inter se...
    • 1476Commissio propria domini regis; Decreta Regni Hungariae 1458-1490 (Budapest, 1989)
      Datum Bude in Dominica reminiscere anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo sexto regnorum nostrorum anno Hungarie etc.