from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A year notable for disasters or wonders; a fateful year: "Hungary's blood bath was the saddest event in that annus mirabilis” ( C.L. Sulzberger).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any given year that undergoes a multitude of significant and fateful events, be they disasters or successes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A wonderful year.
New Latin annus mīrābilis : Latin annus, year + Latin mīrābilis, wondrous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin annus ("year") + mirabilis ("miraculous"). From the title of a poem by John Dryden that commemorates the 'year' June 1665-September 1666, during which occurred several momentous events, beginning with a decisive English victory at the Battle of Lowestoft and ending with the Great Fire of London. (Wiktionary)