One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- full form of AD
- ‘When Dionysius continues his table, he dates the years in the cycle from the incarnation of Christ (anno domini is Latin for "year of the lord").’
- ‘The system of numbering years A.D. (for "Anno Domini", "in the year of Our Lord") began in the year 525.’
- ‘A.D. is a Latin abbreviation for Anno Domini, in the year of our Lord. A.D. is used with dates in the current era.’
- ‘The counterpart to Anno Domini is B.C. for ‘Before Christ.’’
Latin, ‘in the year of the Lord’.
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