Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old game at dice played by five or six persons, in which the two principal throws were nine and five.
“ALLEN: Because in ancient Rome, when an emperor would die or when a major public figure, a general who had been -- you know, had accomplished -- had won great battles for the people of Rome, there was a customary nine-day period of mourning, the so-called novem dialis.”
“After that, there will be a period of nine days of mourning known as novem dialis.”
“The day after the pope's death marks the start of nine days of mourning, known as novem dialis.”
“We enter now into this period of mourning, these nine days of mourning called the novem dialis.”
“What will happen, as Delia said earlier, we're in a ritual period called the novem dialis.”
“DELIA GALLAGHER, CNN VATICAN ANALYST: Well, you're right, Christiane, we enter now into this period of mourning, these nine days of mourning called the novem dialis.”
“As an example, Latin novem, Greek ennea and Sanskrit navá all mean 'nine' and these three languages are known to be related to each other.”
“Nobody is going to break into the car to get a little ortho novem (ph).”
“Then during the next several days, of course, the novem dialis, the nine days of mourning, are still going on.”
“And yet he's going to be leading some of the main masses starting this novem dialis.”
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