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[ nohnz ]
/ noʊnz /
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noun Ecclesiastical.
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.).
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Origin of nones

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1375–1425; late Middle English; plural of none2

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nones2
[ nohnz ]
/ noʊnz /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
(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 nones

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1375–1425; late Middle English; Anglicization of Latin nōnae, originally feminine plural of nōnus ninth
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British Dictionary definitions for nones

nones
/ (nəʊnz) /

noun (functioning as singular or plural)
(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

Word Origin for nones

Old English nōn, from Latin nōna hora ninth hour, from nōnus ninth
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