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annus mirabilis

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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.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin annus mīrābilis : Latin annus, year + Latin mīrābilis, wondrous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

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