- the fifth of the seven canonical hours, or the service for it, originally fixed for the ninth hour of the day (or 3 p.m.).
Origin of nones1
- (in the ancient Roman calendar) the ninth day before the ides, both days included: the seventh of March, May, July, and October, and the fifth of the other months.
Origin of nones2
Origin of none2
Examples from the Web for nones
Growth of the nones is a hot topic among American evangelicals.What’s Driving America’s Evolution Divide?
Karl W. Giberson
June 22, 2014
In contrast, religious “nones” are a rising political force, and are at home within the Democratic Party.Demographics Or Destiny in 2016
March 10, 2014
Meanwhile, religious “nones” and “others” are now a fifth of those who go to the polls.Why Ken Cuccinelli Is the Anti-Chris Christie
August 26, 2013
We missed our morning mass, it will do us no harm to hear Nones in the Minster.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
The months were divided into three parts, kalends, nones and ides.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology
Charles K. Dillaway
You were in Palmyra from the ides of January to the nones of February, and lived in a tavern.Aurelian
On these daies also, and on the ides and nones they would not marie.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine
Nor could such other unlucky days be used as the kalenda, nones, or ides of any month.The Historical Child
- (in the Roman calendar) the ninth day before the ides of each month: the seventh day of March, May, July, and October, and the fifth of each other monthSee also calends
- mainly RC Church the fifth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office, originally fixed at the ninth hour of the day, about 3 pm
- not any of a particular classnone of my letters has arrived
- no-one; nobodythere was none to tell the tale
- no part (of a whole); not any (of)none of it looks edible
- none other no other personnone other than the Queen herself
- none the (foll by a comparative adjective) in no degreeshe was none the worse for her ordeal
- none too not veryhe was none too pleased with his car
- another word for nones
Word Origin and History for nones
early 15c., in reference to the Roman calendar, "ninth day (by inclusive reckoning) before the ides of each month" (7th of March, May, July, October, 5th of other months), from Latin nonæ (accusative nonas), fem. plural of nonus "ninth." Ecclesiastical sense of "daily office said originally at the ninth hour of the day" is from 1709; originally fixed at ninth hour from sunrise, hence about 3 p.m. (now usually somewhat earlier), from Latin nona (hora) "ninth (hour)," from fem. plural of nonus "ninth," contracted from *novenos, from novem "nine" (see nine). Also used in a sense of "midday" (see noon).
Old English nan (pron.) "not one, not any," from ne "not" (see no) + an "one" (see one). Cognate with Old Saxon, Middle Low German nen, Old Norse neinn, Middle Dutch, Dutch neen, Old High German, German nein "no," and analogous to Latin non- (see non-). As an adverb from c.1200. As an adjective, since c.1600 reduced to no except in a few archaic phrases, especially before vowels, such as none other, none the worse.