Tool for writing a date in Latin (and in Roman numerals). The writing of a date according to the Latin language is different from that of a date in English.
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A date in Latin is a particular date writing, as used by the Romans, quite different from the notation used today yyyy-mm-dd.
The Latins had 12 months (similar to ours) and 7 days in a week but had the particularity of having 3 days in the month that were fixed from which the dates were described: kalendes, nonas and idus.
Example: The 1st of February is the day of the Kalends of February or Kalendis Februariis
Example: The 31st of March is the day before the Kalends of April so Pridie Kalendas Apriles
For the days between the fixed days, they counted the number of days remaining, by an ordinal numeral adjective, prefixed with Ante Diem (or a.d. ).
To this is added a temporal reference (from which the count starts) which is either AD (Anno Domini) ie. the year 1 (birth of Jesus Christ) or Ab Urbe condita (year 753 BC, date of the foundation of Rome)
The day's description uses words, not Roman numerals.
The names of the days are etymologically very close to ours:
|Dies Lunae||Monday (Day of the Moon)|
|Dies Martis||Tuesday (Day of Mars)|
|Dies Mercuris||Wednesday (Day of Mercury)|
|Dies Jovis||Thursday (Day of Jupiter)|
|Dies Veneris||Friday (Day of Venus)|
|Dies Saturni||Saturday (Day of Saturn)|
|Dies Solis||Sunday (Day of the Sun)|
The word Dies corresponds to the word day.
The word calendar comes from the Latin calendes or kalendes
Name of months are also close to ours:
Kalends (Calends) are always the first day of the month.
The Nones are the 5th day except in March, May, July and October when they are the 7th day.
The Ides are the 13th day except in March, May, July and October when they are the 15th day.
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Latin Date on dCode.fr [online website], retrieved on 2023-12-03,