- the first day of the Roman month.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Cal"ends (?), n. pl. [OE.
kalendes month, calends, AS. calend month, fr. L.
calendae; akin to calare to call, proclaim, Gr.
&?;&?;&?;&?;&?;&?;. CF. Claim.] The first day of each
month in the ancient Roman calendar. [Written also
The Greek calends, a time that will
never come, as the Greeks had no calends.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Calends, the first day of the Roman month, so called as the day on
which the feast days and unlucky days of the month were announced.
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