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ˈdi eɪs ˈɪər eɪdies irae

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dies Iraenoun

    the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')

Wikipedia

  1. Dies irae

    "Dies irae" (Ecclesiastical Latin: [ˈdi.es ˈi.re]; "the Day of Wrath") is a Latin sequence attributed to either Thomas of Celano of the Franciscans (1200–1265) or to Latino Malabranca Orsini (d. 1294), lector at the Dominican studium at Santa Sabina, the forerunner of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome. The sequence dates from the 13th century at the latest, though it is possible that it is much older, with some sources ascribing its origin to St. Gregory the Great (d. 604), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153), or Bonaventure (1221–1274).It is a medieval Latin poem characterized by its accentual stress and rhymed lines. The metre is trochaic. The poem describes the Last Judgment, the trumpet summoning souls before the throne of God, where the saved will be delivered and the unsaved cast into eternal flames. It is best known from its use in the Roman Rite Requiem (Mass for the Dead or Funeral Mass). An English version is found in various Anglican Communion service books. The first melody set to these words, a Gregorian chant, is one of the most quoted in musical literature, appearing in the works of many composers. The final couplet, Pie Jesu, has been often reused as an independent song.

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  1. dies irae

    "Dies Irae" is a Latin phrase that translates to "Day of Wrath." It typically refers to a medieval Latin hymn believed to be written by Thomas of Celano in the 13th century, describing the judgment day at the end of the world. The phrase and poetic structure of the hymn have been used and referenced widely in music and literature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dies Irae

    day of wrath; -- the name and beginning of a famous mediaeval Latin hymn on the Last Judgment

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  1. Dies Irae

    "Dies Irae" is a thirteenth-century Latin hymn attributed to either Thomas of Celano of the Franciscan Order or to Latino Malabranca Orsini, lector at the Dominican studium at Santa Sabina, the forerunner of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in Rome. It is a medieval Latin poem characterized by its accentual stress and its rhymed lines. The metre is trochaic. The poem describes the day of judgment, the last trumpet summoning souls before the throne of God, where the saved will be delivered and the unsaved cast into eternal flames. The hymn is best known from its use as a sequence in the Roman Catholic Requiem mass. An English version is found in various Anglican Communion missals.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dies Irae

    a Latin hymn on the Last Judgment, so called from first words, and based on Zeph. i. 14-18; it is ascribed to a monk of the name of Thomas de Celano, who died in 1255, and there are several translations of it in English, besides a paraphrastic rendering in the "Lay of the Last Minstrel" by Scott, and it is also the subject of a number of musical compositions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dies irae in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dies irae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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