kalende (plural kalendes)
- Calends, the first day of a month, particularly a Roman month.
- 1398, John Trevisa translating Bartholomew de Glanville's De Proprietatibus Rerum, Ch. ix, Section xxi, p. 359:
- 14th century, John Trevisa translating Bartholomaeus Anglicus's De Proprietatibus Rerum, folio 119:
- Þe caniculer dayes biginnyth in þe fiftenþe kalendis of august and endiþ in þe nonis of septembris, and so þey ben euene fifty as it is seide þere.
- A day calculated by counting the number of days left in a month and adding two, then noting the next month; a calends.
- Rosh Hodesh; the Jewish celebration of a month beginning.
- The start or commencement of something; that which begins.
- A foresign or portent of upcoming events or happenings.
- (rare) A chart or calendar.
The plural is frequently used in a singular sense, following the Latin.
- English: calends