Meaning of ides

ides

Pronunciation: (īdz), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
  1. (in the ancient Roman calendar) the fifteenth day of March, May, July, or October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.

-ides

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a Greek plural suffix appearing in scientific names: cantharides.
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