Definitions

from The 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.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2005

  • After that, there will be a period of nine days of mourning known as novem dialis.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • The day after the pope's death marks the start of nine days of mourning, known as novem dialis.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • We enter now into this period of mourning, these nine days of mourning called the novem dialis.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2005

  • What will happen, as Delia said earlier, we're in a ritual period called the novem dialis.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2005

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2005

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Nobody is going to break into the car to get a little ortho novem (ph).

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2007

  • Then during the next several days, of course, the novem dialis, the nine days of mourning, are still going on.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • And yet he's going to be leading some of the main masses starting this novem dialis.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2005

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.