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Ides

(1 syl.). In the Roman calendar the 15th of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th of all the other months. (Latin and Etruscan, iduare, to divide. The middle of the month. Always eight days after the Nones.)

“Remember March; the ides of March remember.” Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, iv. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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