[gah-bree-e-le] /ˌgɑ briˈɛ lɛ/ (Show IPA), .
year of wonders; wonderful year. the Great Year: a cycle of years, usually a thousand, that begins with a Golden Age, steadily deteriorates, and ends with a universal catastrophe, either a fire or a flood. Contemporary Examples Affleck later called the period the “annus horribilis of my life.” A Look Back at ‘Gigli,’ the Infamous […]
- Annus horribilis
noun a terrible year Contemporary Examples Affleck later called the period the “annus horribilis of my life.” A Look Back at ‘Gigli,’ the Infamous Bennifer-Starring Film, on Its 10th Anniversary Marlow Stern July 31, 2013 The incident caps an annus horribilis for the Spanish Royal Family. It’s Not Good to Be the King David Frum […]
the other world; the land of fairies. Historical Examples He is created in the lowest stage of life, in Annwfn, the shadowy abyss at the base of Abred. Astronomical Myths John F. Blake In the tale of Pwyll, the earliest reference to Annwfn occurs. The Religion of the Ancient Celts J. A. MacCulloch Hence the […]
a combining form of or : anorectal. a combining form meaning “up,” “upper,” “upward”: anoopsia.