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 (kăl′əndz, kā′ləndz)
Variant of calends.


pl n
(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of calends


or kal•ends

(ˈkæl əndz)

(often cap.) (usu. with a pl. v.) the first day of the month in the ancient Roman calendar.
[1325–75; Middle English kalendes < Latin kalendae (pl.), perhaps akin to calāre to proclaim]
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Latin documents in the fifth century to sixth century noted that she died on the 11th day before Kalends of August, which is July 22, around 72 AD.
At seems tae be foo the first feow days in May, bringin the coorse caul kalends are kent as the Gab o Mey, still the spikk o fairmin billies wi jist the ae thocht as the Scottish National Dictionary quotit fae the Buchan Observer o May 6 1952.
Hinard next suggests that Sulla laid down his office on the Kalends of June, 81, <<date que Sulla lui-meme avait fixee, dans la loi de proscription, comme limite au-dela de laquelle il ne serait plus possible de proceder a la vente des biens de proscrits>> (60), asserting that Sulla put a six-month limit to this procedure because <<il desirait la faire coincider avec le terme de sa magistrature, dont la tradition voulait, en effet, qu'elle ne dure pas plus de six mois>> (61).
(163) Although earlier in the dispute members of the High Court had expressed their displeasure at Ryan's contempt proceedings: Griffith CJ referred to the 'prosecutors of this precious proceeding', mused whether the case should be adjourned to the 'Greek Kalends, or the Day of Judgment', and commented that a similar application against Douglas Haig in England would not even be heard: 'Mr Hughes and Mr Ryan: Contempt of Court Motion' (n 71) 4.
In chapter five, "How we Became Post Android," however, Bergsonian dynamics return with a vengeance, propelling a nuanced analysis of Galactic Pot Healer (1969), and Joe Fernwright's quest to help the Glimmung, a Godlike but fallible alien, raise a sunken cathedral despite the resistance of a dystopian Earth and a mystic Book of Kalends that purports to tell the future, and prophesizes the project's doom.
A chronicle reckons the years from the Incarnation of our Lord, and counts the months of the years and the Kalends, and it teaches also the deeds of kings and princes which happened in those very years, and it records the events, portents, or miracles.
(20) haec ubi locutus faenerator Alfius, / iam iam futurus rusticus, / omnem redegit Idibus pecuniam, / quaerit Kalendis ponere (Ep.2.67-70), [After making these remarks, the usurer Alfius, on the verge of becoming a farmer called in all his money on the Ides, wanting to lend it out on the Kalends.
And this year appeared a comet on the fourteenth before the kalends of May.
"Carna, Proca and the Strix on the Kalends of June." Transactions of the American Philological Association 127: 315-44.
But in the western civil calendar it is New Year's Day: the successor, in the late ancient and medieval periods, to at least some Roman customary observances of the Kalends of January.
RESTAD, CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA: A HISTORY 57 (1995) ("In pre-Christian times, Romans used evergreens, symbols of fertility and regeneration, to trim their houses at the Kalends [i.e., the first day] of January.
(53) In the eleventh century, New Year festivities were condemned by Peter Damian (1007-1072), who reports that a certain priest, guilty of sexual promiscuity with another man's wife, insisted on "leading dances" as boys sang, even on the kalends of January, when he was due to take vows as a monk.