What does the word Dies mean?

  • Hemera, A day, ( F.) Jour. The day is, properly, the period during which the solar light illumines our horizon: but commonly, also, we designate by the word day the period of 24 hours or Nycthemeron, which is frequently divided into four parts -morning, midday, evening, and midnight. In antiquity, great importance was attached to the observation of days in disease. The medical day is usually reckoned at 24 hours, -universally, in estimating the duration of a disease. In parts of the United States, it comprises only the time when the sun is above the horizon, as regards the administration of medicine, so that if a medicine be ordered to be taken four times day, it is understood to mean during the 12 hours of day.

Usage examples for Dies

  1. With it, he lives though he dies. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  2. Man is made great or little by his own will; Because I am true to mine therefore he dies! – The Death of Wallenstein A Play by Frederich Schiller
  3. They can't do anything until Doubler dies. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  4. So we have not troubled to get a new companion for him, and when he dies I don't much think I shall care to keep any more pet birds. – Five Minutes' Stories by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth

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