Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An outbreak of bubonic plague that was pandemic throughout Europe and much of Asia in the 14th century.

Etymologies

From the dark splotches it causes on its victims.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Note 23: Constituciones diligenter attendant in muris, septis, rotis et cla [u] suris necnon et custodia eorum, qui pro tempore ingrediuntur.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Prague 1981, Prague: Institute of Czechoslovak and General History of CSAS [Series: Acta historiae rerum naturalium necnon technicarum, Special issue 13].

    Slices of Matisse

  • Early Mathematical Works, Prague: Institute of Czechoslovak and General History of CSAS [Series: Acta historiae rerum naturalium necnon technicarum, Special issue 12].

    Slices of Matisse

  • Expositio super octo libros Physicorum necnon super commento Averrois, (Venice, 1499).

    Paul of Venice

  • Anthonius de Bergamo ordinis fratrum minorum regularis obseruanti� prouinci� diui Anthonij Sacri conuentus montis Sion vicarius (licet indignus) necnon aliorum locorum terr� Sanct�, apostolica authoritate comissarius et rector, has Sigillo maiori nostri officij nostraque subscriptione muniri volui.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Mar et Garioch, Angus et Mernis, et facto acerrimo congressu, occisi sunt ex parte comitis de Mar Jacobus Scrymgeour constabularius de Dundé, Alexander de Irevin, Robertus de Malvile et Thomas Murrave milites, Willelmus de Abirnethy ... et alii valentes armigeri, necnon Robertus David consul de Abirdene, cum multis burgensibus.

    An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)

  • [109] "Et quia scripturæ scriptorum vitio erant ninium corruptæ, omnes tam Veteris, quam Novi Testamenti libros; necnon etiam scriptæ sanctorum patrum secundum orthodoxam fidem studuit corrigere."

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

  • Fortitudo, Castitas, necnon et Amœniores omnium generum Artes, Hibernia solummodò natali, veluti Solo, viguerunt_; little Wonder that _Ireland_ should have been esteemed the _Ierne_, or sacred Isle of the _Greeks_, the

    An Essay on the Antient and Modern State of Ireland

  • The whole of the ceremonies of initiation are therefore forbidden -- "omnes receptiones noviter venientium, quos voluntaria opinione Bejanos nuncupare solent, cum suis consequentiis, necnon bajulationes, fibrationes ... tam in capitulo, in dormitorio, in parvis scholis, in jardinis, quam ubiubi, et tam de die quam de nocte."

    Life in the Medieval University

  • The well was four-cornered, and there was a four-cornered stone over its mouth, and the foolish people believed that a certain dead prophet made it, bibliothecam sibi in aqua sub petra ut dealbaret ossa sua semper, quia timuit ignem, et zelavit Pat. de Deo vivo, dicens non vere dicitis quia rex aquarum fons erat hoc necnon cum eis habuit rex aquarum, et dixit

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings

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