ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our ELEVENTH round with 'Captain Roger' at the helm! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "N".
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A device invented by John Napier, consisting of a set of square rods of bone, ivory, or the like, numbered as pictured here, and used in multiplication and division.
Hmmmm...I still don't think my math would've been any better with these! Have any of you used this device? I haven't even seen one in my entire life, but should I run in to one, at least I'll know what it is called.
Nones, or the Ninth Hour, is a fixed time of prayer of the Divine Office of almost all the traditional Christian liturgies. It consists mainly of psalms and is said around 3 p.m. Its name comes from Latin and refers to the ninth hour of the day after dawn (from Wikipedia).
Based on this definition, I would surmise that dawn is at 6 am.
Novena (again, from Wikipedia): (from Latin: Novem, meaning Nine) is an institutional act of religious devotion in the Roman Catholic Church, often consisting of private or public prayers repeated for nine successive days in belief of obtaining special intercessory graces.
Novenary. Of, or pertaining to, the number 9.
From the Wikionary: Relating to, or dependent on, the number nine; novenary. They got this definition from a 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary.
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An old game of dice in which the principle throws were nine and five.