"anno domini (a.d.)" (Latin)

What does the Latin term anno domini (a.d.) mean?

"Anno Domini" is a Latin term that translates to "in the year of the Lord." It is commonly abbreviated as "A.D." and is used to indicate years in the Gregorian calendar that are reckoned from the estimated birth of Jesus Christ.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "anno Domini":
  • The Roman Empire reached its height of power in the first century anno Domini.
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, anno Domini.
  • The construction of the Great Wall of China began in the 7th century anno Domini.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.