Dionysius Exiguus

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Dionysius Ex·ig·u·us

 (ĕg-zĭg′yo͞o-əs, ĕk-sĭg′-) ad 500?-560?
Scythian monk and scholar who introduced the method of reckoning the Christian era from the birth of Jesus.

Dionysius Exiguus

(ɛɡˈzɪɡjʊəs)
n
(Biography) died ?556 ad, Scythian monk and scholar, who is believed to have introduced the current method of reckoning dates on the basis of the Christian era

Diony′sius Ex•ig′u•us

(ɛgˈzɪg yu əs, ɛkˈsɪg-)
n.
died A.D. 556?, Scythian monk, chronologist, and scholar: devised the current system of reckoning the Christian era.
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Asi los libros nos siguen hablando aunque se hayan escrito 3000 antes de la era inventada por Dionysius Exiguus en el siglo V (el famoso antes y despues de Cristo).
This Easter computus remained an active topic of astronomical research into the 1800s, and consequently the revered "giants" of this field--Theophilus, Cyrillus, Dionysius Exiguus, and Beda--were all assigned craters by Riccioli.
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The year of Jesus's birth was determined by Dionysius Exiguus, a Scythian monk, abbot of a Roman monastery.
exigir, verbo latino del que deriva el adjetivo exiguus.
672/73-735), along with Dionysius Exiguus, taught the West to reckon all events from the Incarnation.
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The starting time for our reckoning of time--the calculation of Jesus' date of birth--goes back to monk Dionysius Exiguus (+c.
exiguus, de la que se diferencia por la espina escutelar delgada en toda su longitud y recta en vista lateral y por tener los orificios foveales profundos.
Particular contribution to this period was made by a Scythian monk Dionysius the Little (Dionysius Exiguus, f 556) who was the most renown lawyer who lived in Rome in his time.
The calculation of the beginning of our calendar - based on the birth of Jesus - was made by Dionysius Exiguus, who made a mistake in his calculations by several years.