Greek calends
Greek calends Greek calends or Greek kalends Greek kalends A time that will never come, as the Greeks had no calends. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Greek calends — Greek Greek, a. [AS. grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. grec. Cf. {Grecian}.] Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian. [1913 Webster] {Greek calends}. See under {Greek calends} in the vocabulary. {Greek Church} (Eccl. Hist.), the Eastern… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greek calends — noun plural or greek kalends Usage: usually capitalized G Etymology: translation of Latin kalendas graecas (in ad kalendas graecas solvere to go without paying, literally, to pay at the Greek calends); from the fact that the Greeks did not reckon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Greek calends — a point or time that does not or will not exist: She will do it on the Greek calends. Also, Greek kalends. * * * …   Universalium

  • Greek calends — Greek kalends or calends A metaphorical expression for a time never likely to arrive, inasmuch as the Greeks had no calends …   Black's law dictionary

  • Greek calends — Greek kalends or calends A metaphorical expression for a time never likely to arrive, inasmuch as the Greeks had no calends …   Black's law dictionary

  • The Greek calends — Calends Cal ends, n. pl. [OE. kalendes month, calends, AS. calend month, fr. L. calendae; akin to calare to call, proclaim, Gr. ??????. CF. {Claim}.] The first day of each month in the ancient Roman calendar. [Written also {kalends}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the Greek calends — Never (the Greeks having no calends) • • • Main Entry: ↑Greek …   Useful english dictionary

  • the Greek Calends —    never    The Romans were meant to settle their taxes and other accounts on the Calends, or first day, of each month, but the Greek calendar had no Calends:     The emergence of chaos in Germany ... would put off the pacification of Europe to… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Greek kalends — Greek calends Greek calends or Greek kalends Greek kalends A time that will never come, as the Greeks had no calends. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greek — Greek, a. [AS. grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. grec. Cf. {Grecian}.] Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian. [1913 Webster] {Greek calends}. See under {Greek calends} in the vocabulary. {Greek Church} (Eccl. Hist.), the Eastern Church; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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