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Di·es I·rae(dē′ās îr′ā′)
A medieval Latin hymn describing Judgment Day, used in some masses for the dead.
[Medieval Latin Diēs īrae, day of wrath (the first words of the hymn) : Latin diēs, day + Latin īrae, genitive of īra, wrath.]
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Dies Irae(ˈdiːeɪz ˈɪəraɪ)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a famous Latin hymn of the 13th century, describing the Last Judgment. It is used in the Mass for the dead
2. (Music, other) a musical setting of this hymn, usually part of a setting of the Requiem
[literally: day of wrath]
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Di•es I•rae(ˈdi eɪs ˈɪər eɪ)
a Latin hymn on the Day of Judgment, commonly sung in a Requiem Mass.
[Latin: day of wrath]
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A Latin phrase meaning day of wrath, used to mean a Latin hymn that describes the Day of Judgment.
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|Noun||1.||Dies Irae - the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')|
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