Question by  newuser (49)

What does a.d. stand for?

I have a hard time understand the meanings of a.d. and b.c.


Answer by  loes (87)

The abbreviation A. D. stands for the Latin phrase Anno Domini, which means "In the year of our lord", with our lord meaning Jesus. A. D. is used for all years since what is regarded as the birthyear of Jesus. B. C. is used for all the years before that year. It is easy to remember that A means after and B before.


Answer by  anujtherock (24)

A. D. stands for Anno Domini. Some people mistakenly think that A. D. stands for After Death because B. C. stands for Before Christ. These were designations used in Julian and Gregorian Calendars

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