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Re: Proposal: Debian release numbers

Craig Dickson wrote:
> And I forget exactly what an "ide" is.)


The Roman calendar organized its months around three days, each of which
served as a reference point for counting the other days:

* Kalends (1st day of the month)
* Nones (the 7th day in March, May, July, and October; the 5th in the other months)
* Ides (the 15th day in March, May, July, and October; the 13th in the other months)

The remaining, unnamed days of the month were identified by counting
backwards from the Kalends, Nones, or the Ides. For example, March 3
would be V Nones--5 days before the Nones (the Roman method of counting
days was inclusive; in other words, the Nones would be counted as one of
the 5 days).                                                                           

   March 1                   Kalends
   March 2                   VI Nones
   March 3                   V Nones
   March 4                   IV Nones
   March 5                  III Nones
   March 6 Pridie Nones (Latin for "on the day before")
   March 7                    Nones


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