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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Dies Irae

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The Day of Wrath), a Latin hymn on the Last Judgment, so called from first words, and based on Zeph. i. 14-18; it is ascribed to a monk of the name of Thomas de Celano, who died in 1255, and there are several translations of it in English, besides a paraphrastic rendering in the "Lay of the Last Minstrel" by Scott, and it is also the subject of a number of musical compositions.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Dies Irae'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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