Dies Irae

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Dies Irae the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dies Irae dī′ēz ī′rē, the name given (from the opening words) to a famous hymn on the last judgment (c. 1250 A.D.).
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'day of wrath.'

Usage

In literature:

Erik sang like the god of thunder, sang a DIES IRAE that enveloped us as in a storm.
"The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux
Dies Irae, Dies Illa, &c., author of, 72.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
The "Dies Irae" is the most spirited as well as impressive number of the work.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
Dominus a dextris tuis, confregit in die irae suae reges.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
Dies Irae, its authorship, 468.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
I had just played him the "Dies Irae" from my Vienna Requiem.
"Autobiographical Reminiscences with Family Letters and Notes on Music" by Charles Gounod
Then came the "Dies Irae," when the Southern Rachel sat in the ashes of her desolation and her homespun was sackcloth.
"The Women of the Confederacy" by J. L. Underwood
The version of 'Dies Irae' is wonderfully severe and solemn and intense.
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
Supremacy of the Dies Irae, its many admirers.
"The Thirteenth" by James J. Walsh
DIES IRAE (L.), day of wrath: the day of judgment.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
She died the next year, leaving an infant son, Col. Ira McL.
"Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men" by Various
DIES IRAE, Song of Solomon, 263; John Epistles, 219.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
The "Dies irae," accompanied on the organ, is heard.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé
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In news:

The first step, really, of the long procession towards performing the "Dies Irae " of the Berlioz Requiem was to find something to pair it with.
Ira Augustus Gammon Jr, 71, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at his home on the Norton Road, Dixfield, with his loving family by his side.
Attack blamed on IRA die- hards .
So what happens if the original account owner's spouse inherited the IRA and treated it as his or her own and you then inherit the account when the spouse dies.
STAR CITY — Ira Alfred "R. A" Etue, 67 of Star City, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
Ira Rae Slawson, 60, died Nov 18, 2012.
Ira Thomas "Tom" Taylor, age 82, died Thursday, November 8, 2012.
NATCHEZ — Services for Ira Jackson Jr, 84, of Natchez, who died Friday, Nov 2, 2012, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 11 am Saturday at Egypt Baptist Church with the Rev.
Suspected Irish Republican Army ( IRA ) die-hards killed a Northern Ireland prison officer on Thursday in a gun ambush as he drove to work, the first killing of a prison guard in nearly two decades in the British territory.
Attack blamed on IRA die-hards.
Suspected IRA die-hards killed a Northern Ireland prison officer Thursday in a gun ambush as he drove to work, the first killing of a prison guard in nearly two decades in the British territory.
COLUMBIA CITY — Richard Ira Ramp , 89, a resident of Columbia City, died at 12:30 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in the Miller's Merry Manor.
She was the wife of Ira W Stine , who died on Oct 27, 2003.
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In science:

Here, let us adopt the instantaneous recycling approximation (IRA) in which we neglect the finite stellar life-time and assume that stars with a mass larger than a certain threshold (the turn-off mass mt ) die instantly when they are formed.
The origin of dust in galaxies revisited: the mechanism determining dust content
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