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almanac

[ awl-muh-nak ]SEE DEFINITION OF almanac

Synonyms for almanac

  • calendar
  • journal
  • yearbook
  • annual
  • chronicle
  • ephemeris
  • record
  • register
  • registry
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He should bring an almanac with him to know when the days go by.

He showed me an almanac, which had a great circulation in the district.

I must positively get an almanac, papa, or I shall make confusion in my dates.

I could as soon compose an almanac as and a clue to this puzzle.

He took the Almanac from Timothy Turtle and they both sat down.

Citoyenne, just cast your eye over your almanac, and you'll get the hang of it.

In 1788 a ballad in an almanac brought the custom into popular ridicule.

Malkiel the First, who founded the Almanac, lay perdew all his life.

Well, but how are you sure that—ahem—the Almanac person is also plural, Sir Tiglath?

The last fact to know at this time about the Almanac is found on pages 94-95.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., attested in Anglo-Latin from mid-13c., via Old French almanach or Medieval Latin almanachus, of uncertain origin. It is sometimes said to be from a Spanish-Arabic al-manakh "calendar, almanac," but possibly ultimately from Late Greek almenichiakon "calendar," which is said to be of Coptic origin.

This word has been the subject of much speculation. Originally a book of permanent tables of astronomical data; one-year versions, combined with ecclesiastical calendars, date from 16c.; "astrological and weather predictions appear in 16-17th c.; the 'useful statistics' are a modern feature" [OED].

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALMANAC

calendar

nounschedule of events

directory

nounreference book; guide
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