What does ACN mean in Latin?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand ACN in the International field in general and in the Latin terminology in particular.

Ante Christum Natum

International » Latin


Find a translation for Ante Christum Natum in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


What does ACN mean?

Ante Christum Natum
Ante Christum Natum, usually abbreviated to A.C.N., a.C.n., a.Ch.n. or ACN, denotes the years before the birth of Jesus Christ. It is the modern Latin equivalent to the English term "BC" and "BCE". The phrase Ante Christum Natum is also seen as the shorter Ante Christum, again usually abbreviated to A.C. or AC. A related term, p.Ch.n or post Christum natum complements a.Ch.n and is equivalent to "AD". These terms are chiefly found in modern Latin texts. English speakers are unlikely to recognize them. Neither the Chicago Manual of Style, the American Heritage Dictionary, nor P. Kenneth Seidelmann's Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac mention AC, ACN, or Ante Christum Natum. These terms were not used in medieval and Renaissance Latin texts. Bede the Venerable, who was the first writer to identify a year as before Christ, used the Latin ante incarnationis dominicae tempus in his Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum in 731. Most comparable early Latin terms referred to Christ's Incarnation or conception, not his birth nine months later.

see more »

Popularity rank by frequency of use

How popular is ACN among other acronyms?




Use the citation below to add this abbreviation to your bibliography:


"ACN." Abbreviations.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 13 Jun 2021. <https://www.abbreviations.com/term/297307>.

Discuss this ACN abbreviation with the community:



    The ultimate acronym test

    • A. Arrived Near Emergency Department
    • B. A Non-Elderly Dementia
    • C. Activities for Non Elderly Dementia
    • D. Alive No Evidence of Disease

    Browse Abbreviations.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!