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calends

or kal·ends

[ kal-uhndz ]
/ ˈkæl əndz /
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noun (usually used with a plural verb)
the first day of the month in the ancient Roman calendar, from which the days of the preceding month were counted backward to the ides.
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Origin of calends

1325–75; Middle English kalendes, alteration (with native plural suffix) of Latin kalendae, perhaps equivalent to cal- (base of calāre to proclaim) + -end- formative suffix (perhaps for *-and-) + -ae plural ending
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British Dictionary definitions for calends

calends

kalends

/ (ˈkælɪndz) /

pl n
the first day of each month in the ancient Roman calendar

Word Origin for calends

C14: from Latin kalendae; related to Latin calāre to proclaim
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