Origin of calendsMiddle English calendes ; from Old English calend, beginning of a month ; from Classical Latin kalendae, the first of the month ; from calare, to announce solemnly, call out ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kel- from source low, clamor
nounpl. calends also kalends
Origin of calendsMiddle English kalendes, from Latin kalendae; see kel&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
- the first day of a month.
From Middle English kalendes, from Latin kalendae, calendae, from calare (“to proclaim (the first day of a month was proclaimed in ancient Rome)”)