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Dies Irae

English translation: Day of Wrath

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Latin term or phrase:Dies Irae
English translation:Day of Wrath
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13:04 Jan 25, 2001
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Latin term or phrase: Dies Irae
This is the title of a religious chant from the 1400's I believe. It is about the return of Jesus Christ. I know it basically means "Day of Wrath", but I was wondering what it meant literally. Whether it is the same or whether it differs a little bit.
Jeremy
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Explanation:
The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000.

Dies irae
(d´s ´r) (KEY) [Lat.,=day of wrath], hymn of the Roman Catholic Church. A part of the Requiem Mass, it is a powerful description of the Judgment and a prayer to Jesus for mercy. Suggested in part by Zeph. 1.14–16, it was probably written by Thomas of Celano. In 16th-century polyphonic masses it was usually sung to the plain-song melody, but there are a few isolated examples of new music combined with the old melody in masses by minor composers. More recently, it has usually been supplied with new, and frequently intensely dramatic, music, notably by Mozart, Berlioz, and Verdi. It is no longer in general use in Roman Catholic funeral liturgy.

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This IS its literal meananing - dies = day and irae = anger wrath ire.

Hope this is the info you need.
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Explanation:
The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000.

Dies irae
(d´s ´r) (KEY) [Lat.,=day of wrath], hymn of the Roman Catholic Church. A part of the Requiem Mass, it is a powerful description of the Judgment and a prayer to Jesus for mercy. Suggested in part by Zeph. 1.14–16, it was probably written by Thomas of Celano. In 16th-century polyphonic masses it was usually sung to the plain-song melody, but there are a few isolated examples of new music combined with the old melody in masses by minor composers. More recently, it has usually been supplied with new, and frequently intensely dramatic, music, notably by Mozart, Berlioz, and Verdi. It is no longer in general use in Roman Catholic funeral liturgy.

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.bartleby.com/65/di/...

This IS its literal meananing - dies = day and irae = anger wrath ire.

Hope this is the info you need.


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