from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medieval Latin hymn describing Judgment Day, used in some masses for the dead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Day of wrath; -- the name and beginning of a famous mediæval Latin hymn on the Last Judgment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Day of Wrath: the opening words, and hence the name, of a celebrated Latin hymn of the middle ages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')
Medieval Latin Diēs īrae, day of wrath (the first words of the hymn) : Latin diēs, day + Latin īrae, genitive of īra, wrath.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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