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Dies Irae

  
  (Latin)  
      n  
1      (Christianity)   a famous Latin hymn of the 13th century, describing the Last Judgment. It is used in the Mass for the dead  
2    a musical setting of this hymn, usually part of a setting of the Requiem  
     (literally: day of wrath)  
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